Board will be 'collegial'
By Willie Kiernan
The organizational meeting of the Cazenovia Town Board took place on Monday Jan. 14.
"I thought the first meeting went well," said board member Kristi Andersen. "More important, we had a very productive work session the previous week, where we discussed our priorities for the coming year - the comprehensive plan, employee manual, contract negotiations with highway department employees, thinking about the future of the Gothic Cottage, pursuing possible inter-municipal solutions to water and sewer issues, and so on."
"Much of the lengthy agenda focused on setting appointments, salaries, and the fee structure," said Supervisor Liz Moran.
Moran again named Pat Race as her deputy supervisor and each of the town councilors was assigned as liaison to specific areas.
Andersen, reappointed as liaison to planning and zoning, was also to named to represent the town board on CACDA. Race will continue as liaison to the highway department, including South Cemetery. He is also the town board appointment to the Madison County Sewer Board. Bill Zupan will be the liaison on Cazenovia Lake issues, labor and employment issues and the water districts. And Sparky Christakos will be the liaison to the Cazenovia Area Senior Association, the youth recreation program and the New Woodstock Fire Dept.
"Sparky will also be a member of the task force on the future of the Gothic Cottage," Moran said.
In addition to the organizational items, the town board passed Local Law No. 1 of 2008, allowing wind energy generating systems (windmills) under certain conditions. This action removes the moratorium that has been in place.
"I think the new board will be hard-working and collegial," Andersen said.
"It was an honor to be there," Christakos said. "We have some very challenging issues in front of us regarding the comprehensive plan zoning and the future health of Caz Lake."