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Skaneateles town board makes appointment to ZBA, awards web design bid

The Skaneateles town board made a new appointment to the town Zoning Board of Appeals at its May 2 meeting.

Sherill Ketchum was appointed to the ZBA to replace Eric Williams, who had to resign due to conflicts of time, town supervisor Terri Roney said.

Williams had been appointed to the ZBA by the town board at its Feb. 7 meeting this year. Ketchum will now serve the remainder of Williams’ five-year term, running through the end of 2017.

In other business:

--The board voted to award the bid for the design and maintenance of its website to Syracuse Design. Roney read a recommendation written by town clerk Janet Aaron, who reviewed the proposals from design firms along with clerk Julie Stenger planning and zoning boards clerk Karen Barkdull, Sue Murphy from the parks department and supervisor Roney.

Syracuse Design is a Syracuse-based company that is responsible for website for a number of regional groups and businesses. Their bid was the least expensive at $7,3040 for this year and $240 for hosting every year afterwards.

--The board scheduled a public hearing for its May 16 meeting on proposed local law 1 of 2013. The law would waive the residency requirement for the town constable position. The current constable, Tom Adessa, is not a resident of the town, so the town would need to pass the law in order to rehire him this year. No residents of the town responded to a recent ad for the position.

The constable is hired by the town to provide security for town court and other duties as determined by the town board such as security at the town transfer station or boat launch, Roney said.

--The board voted to create a committee for purpose of interviewing candidates for town codes inspector. Steve McGlynn volunteered to be on the committee and one other board member will be added.

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