TDR billing causes questions

Lysander officials recently approved payment to Barton & Loguidice (B&L) for services in relation to the development of the Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program.

For services rendered from 2007 to Oct. 15, 2008, the town paid B&L $34,200. The vote was three to two with Councilors Brian May and Jack Krisanda voting against. For services estimated, the board approved a payment not to exceed $36,800. Krisanda also voted against this motion.

Board members initially questioned the bill, noting some overlap of services from engineers involved. As a result, Town Engineer Robert Hornaday discounted Engineer Jim Billings' service by 100 percent Engineer Brian Madigan's by 50 percent, which was a savings of $7,000 for the town.

Since 2004, the town has spent $91,079.97 on the TDR program. Projected costs have always been budgeted, Supervisor Barry Bullis said.

Other government board news:

Woodboiler law passes

A local law regarding outdoor woodboiler regulation was passed during the May 11 Lysander board meeting. The town now requires any woodboiler owner to register the device with a permit and to build and maintain it according to the manufacturer's instructions. Woodboilers are not permitted in residential developments.

Windmill moratorium extended

A moratorium on wind apparatus has been extended to Nov. 30 in the town of Lysander. Officials are working on legislation that would restrict windmill construction to certain areas of the town.

Public hearing

A public hearing regarding an amendment to a local law regarding parking regulations will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday June 2 at the Van Buren Town Hall, corner of Ellsworth and Van Buren roads. The amendment proposes to prohibit parking at all times on Sun Meadows Way from Downer Street to the 84 Lumber driveway, which is approximately 300 feet.

"There has been a problem with large tractor trailers and cars blocking the [roadway]. One car parked there for two weeks straight," Supervisor Claude Sykes said adding that incident prompted the proposal.

A public hearing regarding a zone change for the property located at 7035 Van Buren Road will be held at 7:35 p.m. June 2 at the Van Buren Town Hall.

Canal Days

People interested in volunteering to clean up the Erie Canal trail from Memphis to Camillus are invited to Canal Days, which will be held from 8 to 2 p.m. Saturday June 13. Bring your gloves and pruning shears.

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