Skaneateles:Comprehensive Plan Committee includes 10 residents

After months of discussion and getting things in order, Skaneateles once again has a committee in place to review the comprehensive plan.

Town Supervisor Terri Roney said Thursday April 1 all names are in place and Councilor Rick Keyes has agreed to act as liaison for the town board to the committee.

Members of the committee include Dessa Bergen, Robert Eggleston, Ken Richards, Ken Scott, Jessica Millman, Alan Dolmatch, Julie Sharpe, Michael Card, Rhett Weiss and Cathy Dove, who will act as chairperson.

The committee will meet April 28 at the school.

According to Roney, Millman knows a professor at Notre Dame who teaches a class in comprehensive planning. Millman is interested in engaging the students in aiding Skaneateles' project.

Students have completed comprehensive plans for Cooperstown and last year traveled to California to do the same for a community there.

"They travel the country for it," Roney said.

Roney said students come out and live within the community for a week and throughout the project they give several public presentations to residents regarding the project and information they are seeking.

At the end of the project, the students put together a bound plan complete with schematics, which makes reading the plan much more interesting and easier to remember the information contained within, according to Councilor Nancy Murray.

The board did not vote to approve using the students, but is interested in more information regarding the program.

Governor swipes funds for records management

Town of Skaneateles Clerk Janet Aaron said she received news from the county clerk's office that Gov. David Paterson swiped more money from the Records Management Fund.

According to Aaron, the governor took another $549,000 from the grant fund, which will impact next year's grant cycle.

"Over the last three state fiscal years, the account has been swept a total of $1,182,000," Aaron wrote in her report to the town board.

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