continued Stokes said that while any landowner in the town has a right to apply for a land use variance to allow gas drilling on their property, it would be “extremely unlikely” that such a request would be approved because “it is a very difficult test to meet.”
The board also unanimously approved the expenditure of $9,491 to replace the tires on the town loader, and heard from Supervisor Russ Carey that according to the recently released tax base growth factors for cities and towns for fiscal year starting in 2014, the town of Fenner had the second-largest growth of any town in Madison County at 1.0120 percent. The largest growth was had by the town of Madison at 1.0125 percent. Cazenovia had 1.0052 percent and Nelson had 1.0019 percent.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.