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Fenner considers fate of building addition built without a permit

— The board decided to postpone its decision until its June meeting, and in the meantime to discuss the situation with the county highway department and with Christenson to explore possible resolutions to the issue.

Also at the meeting, Clerk Joanne Buyea said more than 60 town residents have licensed their dogs in the past month, a reaction to the town’s April decision to task the town Dog Control Officer Gary Gardner to conduct a dog enumeration in the town and verify all dogs are licensed and vaccinated. All owners found with unlicensed dogs will have 30 days from the date of Gardner’s visit to get their dogs licensed, or risk the possibility of receiving a court appearance ticket.

The fee to license a dog in the Town of Fenner is $10 for spayed/neutered dogs and $18 for dogs not spayed or neutered. Owners will be charged a $5 late fee for licensing each unlicensed dog at the town office after Gardner issues them a notice. Fenner residents who go to the town office and license their dogs before a visit from Gardner will not be charged the late fee, Buyea said.

Gardner will not begin his town-wide dog census until June 1, so residents have until May 31 to license their dogs and avoid the late fee.

Town officials also have announced that the town assessor has completed the tentative assessment roll for the current year and a copy has been filed with the town clerk, where it may be seen and examined by any interested person until June 5.

Assessor Rhonda Weigand will be available at the town office with the tentative assessment roll from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, to discuss the assessments. The assessor has the authority to stipulate to assessment adjustments prior to Grievance Day.

The Board of Assessment Review will meet from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, in the town office for the official Grievance Day, to hear and examine all complaints in relation to assessment, on the written application of any aggrieved person.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at editor@cazenoviarepublican.com.

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