B'ville boards in brief: TDR sending/receiving zone

The much anticipated Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program, adopted by the town of Lysander in October, progresses to the next step of identifying sending and receiving zones within the Cold Spring Peninsula.

The TDR seeks to preserve farmland and the overall character of the town by selling development rights from a sending zone (property being preserved) to a developer in a receiving zone (site of current or future development). This would enable developers to increase the amount of units, whether apartments or single homes, allowed on a parcel.

A public hearing identifying these zones will be held at 7 p.m. Monday Dec. 8 at the town hall, 8220 Loop Road in Radisson.

No go on cooperative agreement

Village officials have chosen to not enter into a cooperative agreement with the town of Van Buren regarding maintenance of Meigs Road.

After discussing the possibility of Van Buren providing maintenance and improvements to the road so that a growing town development could access the road, village board members reviewed the language of the agreement and decided it was not advantageous for the village to contract with the town.

Mayor Joseph Saraceni said officials would speak directly with the developer about connecting to Meigs Road.

Village to study island sound

"Please turn the volume down" was a comment from a village resident regarding Paper Mill Island concerts.

Village resident Karen Mayo read off a number of complaints to the village board regarding the noise levels radiating from the amphitheater during summer concerts. According to Mayo, residents from as far as Gunbarrel Road and Country Lane (outside of the village) can hear the bass from the concerts.

During previous discussions, village officials have said that the sound does not exceed village codes for the most part and when it does, they address the issue. Mayo countered saying the village doesn't measure bass levels.

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