DeWitt Town Board adopts amended budget

Councilor Irene Scruton, on behalf of the public, entered into the record a letter submitted to the town board by Mark Swimelar, who resides on Maple Drive in DeWitt. His letter concerns Local Law 10, which was passed by the town board at its Sept. 22 meeting. The law involves placing "Do Not Enter" signs and "No Thru Traffic" signs on Kittell and Hobson roads, located in the same neighborhood as Maple Drive. Scruton said his letter cites a variety of cases and support for his position to rescind this local law and mentions a petition is in the works.

Town Attorney Greg Scicchitano said the town acted well within its authority, specifically citing subdivision 25, which authorizes the town to regulate by way of ordinance anything dealing with current traffic conditions. More talks are anticipated in a subsequent meeting.

The board received confirmation Nov. 3 from the department of transportation to allow a 30 miles per hour speed limit which the board unanimously approved. "It's a pretty business community area so I think 30 miles per hour is appropriate," Mannion said.

The Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth provides grant money to go to the police department which offsets a portion of the youth police salary, and to the recreation department which goes to programs that it holds free of charge. Each year they require a resolution authorizing the supervisor to sign the 2009 grant application. Motion passed unanimously.

A public hearing was set for 7:50 p.m. Monday Nov. 24 for a stop sign at Scott Avenue and Bradford Drive in DeWitt.

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