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DeWitt: board extends moratorium

The DeWitt Town Board extended a moratorium this morning, keeping a hold on development for another six months in all areas marked "Industry: Land Use Transition." The local law, originally passed by the town board last August, was set to expire March 10.

At its Jan. 31 board meeting, the planning board recommended the extension so the Zoning Update Committee could complete its work.

The moratorium was initially passed in response to debate over a proposed coal gasification plant in a quarry designated for heavy industry abutting Jamesville last summer. The plant, planned by Empire SynFuels, was a key issue for candidates in the November Town Board Election.

In other action:

The board scheduled three regular meetings to be held outside the DeWitt Town Hall in coming months. All meetings begin at 7:30 p.m.

On Monday June 23, the board will meet at the Jamesville Elementary School located at 6409 East Seneca Turnpike;

On Tuesday May 23, the board will meet in the Sanders Creek Community Room located at the East Syracuse Fire Station 2;

On Monday April 21, the board will piggyback the East Syracuse Village Board. The village will meet at 6 p.m. and the town will follow at 7:30 p.m.

The regular scheduled board meeting for Monday April 28 at DeWitt Town Hall has been cancelled.

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