Governor wants consolidation


The board voted unanimously to support town Justice Michael Mitchell's resolution opposing the state's proposal requiring all town justices to be licensed lawyers and not just elected officials.

"What happens when all the lawyers run?" DiVeronica asked the board. "They're going to want more money, and the state says we must have two."

"That's going to cost us a ton," said Councilman Ernie Emmi. "I say no."

The board approved estimated design costs of $3,250 for a roof over the skateboard park. The money will be taken from the $50,000 recreation grant fund.

The board approved a resolution to present to the county Board of Supervisors, a state income tax exemption for firefighters and ambulance service personnel who reside in Madison County. To be eligible personnel must serve on the fire department or ambulance corps for at least five years, and if retired after serving 20 years will continue to receive the exemption.

The board approved Dunn and Sgromo to hire engineers to survey, prepare wet land delineation and an archeological study on the Pine Ridge and Lewis Point Road water district.

Upcoming events, meetings

DiVeronica said he plans to meet with Bob Butterworth to discuss sewer ordinances with the village of Canastota. He said a tentative meeting was scheduled for May 21 but that date may be too early.

"We plan to meet soon," DiVeronica said.

The Veterans Memorial Committee will meet May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the municipal building.

The Memorial Day parade will be held at 10 a.m. May 28 on Peterboro Street.

The 2007 Boxing Hall of Fame Parade of Champions will be held at 1 p.m. June 10 on Peterboro Street.

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