continued —Received the draft resolution from Town Attorney Jim Stokes regarding emendations to the town land use and development law. The current land use regulations were approved more than two years ago and “had a couple of weak spots,” which is the reason for the changes, Bradstreet said. The changes were mainly to add clarifying language to the law and fix a couple of typographical errors. “Nothing earth-shattering here,” Stokes said. The board will consider the draft law at its July meeting then plans to hold a public hearing on the issue in August.
—Appointed John Tobin, the current interim chair of the zoning board of appeals, as the permanent chair of the board.
—Discussed taking steps to improve building security at the town office, including adding surveillance cameras inside and outside the building and possibly building a wall with a customer window behind which the town clerk would sit. “I don’t want to make the town unfriendly, and we’ve had no incidents, but you just never know,” Bradstreet said.
—Received a petition signed by 570 people calling for a new town zoning amendment to prohibit high volume hydraulic fracturing in the town.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.