Town names engineer, committee members

During the Cazenovia Town Board meeting on Monday May 9, a number of new appointments were made. Town councilors named the official town engineer and approved the addition of four residents to the town's boards and committees, filling vacant seats.

The decision on an official town engineer was made after an executive session of the Cazenovia Town Board. A resolution was passed officially approving the firm Dunn and Sgromo Engineering as the town engineers. Started in 1973, Dunn and Sgromo Engineers have become an established firm offering clients civil and environmental engineering services, as well as feasibility studies, field observations and construction administration.

The most important aspect of the collaboration will be the presence of engineer John Dunkle at Cazenovia Planning Board meetings and work sessions, when necessary. Dunkle will advise board members and applicants on proper proceedings for development. If needed, the firm will provide additional assistance to project candidates, such as drafting blueprints or property reports, at the cost of applicants.

Heeding the Cazenovia Town Councilors' call, a number of area residents submitted applications to fill vacancies on the town's zoning board of appeals, planning board and the Cazenovia Advisory Conservation Commission.

Councilor Kristi Andersen praised the newly appointed members. "These are important positions to fill and I think we have found some good people," she said.

Louis Orbach was appointed to the town of Cazenovia Zoning Board of Appeals. Orbach graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 1993. He worked as a litigation attorney at a firm in Washington D.C. before coming to Syracuse, where he is currently employed as a member of Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC.

"Volunteerism is critical to maintaining a vibrant, responsive local government," said Orbach. "I look forward to engaging with others and contributing to community vitality through service on the Zoning Board of Appeals."

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