continued Stevens said the board wants to make sure the moratorium contains the proper wording to ensure the town is protected. He will have a fuller report on the issue at the town board’s Jan. 12 meeting, he said.
The importance of zoning laws was reported by board member Chris Fesko, who was part of a Spafford delegation that took a recent trip to Dimock, Penn., where hydrofracking is prevalent.
“I was shocked. They didn’t even have zoning laws down there,” she said. “It was just a huge experience.”
Fesko said the group interviewed several Dimock residents, and were able to tour the town and get close to several drilling rigs. Fesko said it was believed that the board’s visit to Dimock was the first of its kind from any elected municipal body.
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