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DeWitt Town Board: A mix of issues discussed Jan. 14

The DeWitt Town Board met Jan. 14 on a variety of issues. The following are basic summaries

Scibilia property

In matters concerning the proposed condemnation of DeWitt resident Frank Scibilia's property on East Genesee Street, Planning and Development Commissioner Dick Robb said Scibilia's attorney Robert Germaine handed over a consent order to the town, as directed by the board during negotiations at a December board meeting. Several changes are being made, Robb said, and the document will be back in Germaine's hands next week. The building in question is located at 4604 East Genesee Street, across from the IHOP restaurant on the corner of Erie Boulevard and East Genesee Street. For many years, Scibilia has operated a fruit stand on his property and wants to preclude the building's demolition.

New York State Association of Towns annual meeting

After some discussion over who and how many people should go to the New York State Association of Towns annual meeting, the board unanimously voted for Comptroller John Curulla to be the sole representative at this year's event. The cost is $1,300.

In past years, several people were sent to the meeting, hiking the cost to more than $17,000 one year. Councilor Ken Andrews would have liked to see at least one member of the planning and zoning committee attend, as well as a court clerk. Councilor Vicki Baker agreed on the cost savings but suggested capping the expenses at $5,000. Supervisor Ed Michalenko said he is open to re-evaluating the issue for future years but at this time he said he said he felt Curulla's representation would suffice.

Public hearing set

A water line that dates back to 1919 on South Street in Jamesville needs to be replaced to facilitate the sewer project that is set to begin this spring. A public hearing is set for 7:50 p.m. Monday Jan. 28.

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