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Salina turns down zoning change

Project discussions also tabled during Feb. 22 meeting

The Salina Town Board reviewed a zoning change on Buckley Road during the regular town board meeting held 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

The Bick property, located at 6732 Buckley Road, requested to be rezoned as an office instead of a residential property. However, the Town Board unanimously voted against the zone change because of the impact the project might have surrounding areas.

"With the senior apartments and the proposed office buildings in close proximity, we did not want to grant another zone change before we saw what the actual impacts of those projects were," Salina Supervisor Mark Nicotra Said.

In order to take on more zoning changes and business opportunities, Nicotra said the Town Board should take a look at the interested projects for the east side of Buckley Road "to prepare for a more long range plan."

Also on the agenda was the discussion of possible town projects that could be eligible for the Community Development Grant.

The town looks at projects that can be done around this time every five years for the grant application.

Another issue tabled and passed over for the March 8 Town Board meeting was the Cold War Veterans' Tax Exemption.

Nicotra said the public hearing will be continued during the next town meeting so that "the Town Board can get some additional information from the state on the increased thresholds of the exemption."

Lyncourt -- Le Moyne Little League

The Town Board also approved the closure of Court Street from Darlington Road to the entrance of Syracuse China between 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. May 8 for the opening day of Lyncourt -- Le Moyne Little League play.

Capital Improvement

Earlier in the evening, the Town Board hosted a work session at 5 p.m. to discuss the Capital Improvement Plan. The board has a revised document of what has been completed over the last few years and a priority list of proposed projects to be completed over the next five years.

"This list is a work in progress and can and will be adapted to the needs and priorities of the town," Nicotra said.

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