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Skaneateles: Town schedules three hearings

The Skaneateles Town Board scheduled several public hearings during its meeting on Aug. 20.

The board will hold a hearing regarding a drainage district on resident Don Spear's property on Sept. 17. According to architect Bob Eggleston, the property owner's 100-acre parcel is to be subdivided to create four lots.

Creation of a drainage district on the property will not put a burden on the town, Eggleston said.

A second public hearing, also for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17, is for Introductory Local Law 2009-E, a law amending the town code with respect to the 5-ton weight limit on Sheldon Road for trucks, tractors and tractor-trailer combination. The law would be to extend the weight limit restriction that was previously slated to end in October.

Though there are no windmill applications currently on file with the town, the board will be holding a public hearing Oct. 1. The hearing will be for Introductory Local Law 2009-F, "2009 Windmill Moratorium Law of the Town of Skaneateles." If passed, the moratorium will be in place for six months.

{b}SCC pools in compliance{/b}

During the town board's regular meeting, Sue Murphy presented the board with the recreation and community center department report and she was pleased to report the Skaneateles Community Center is now compliant with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

Earlier this year, new grate drain covers were ordered for the swimming pools at the community center and they were recently installed. According to Murphy, the SCC is the first pool in Onondaga County to have the compliance designation.

{b}The berries stay{/b}

The Skaneateles Village Board voted 3-2 that an alleged code violation at 14 Onondaga St. did not exist at its Aug. 10 meeting.

The house and property, belonging to Marcelle Riter, came under the board's speculation after receiving a complaint that the homeowner was in violation of the village's code regarding unsightly, unhealthy, hazardous or dangerous conditions. The property was visited on two occasions by code enforcement officer Jorge Batlle.

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