The Lysander Town Board passed a variety of resolutions at its Jan. 26 meeting. Notably, the board approved the creation of the Pompo Woods drainage and sewer districts as well as the retirement and reinstatement of two employees and took care of some business regarding the Lysander Radisson Community Arena.
With a somewhat laissez-faire approach, the town of Van Buren has opted to help make information about solar power options available to interested residents. The town board voted Jan. 20 to authorize Supervisor Claude Sykes to send a letter expressing interest about the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Community Solar NY program, a solar energy initiative led by the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNYRPDB) and the national Solar Roadmap Initiative.
Board votes 3-2 to adopt zone changes for project
Neighboring residents of the proposed 8,000-square-foot commercial development on North Burdick Street in Fayetteville last week voiced concerns about the planned location being on an area prone to flooding, and that a new development would displace the water into neighborhood homes.
Mario Cuomo was an excellent speaker and an exemplary public servant. The impact of his service for our great state will be evident for years to come. His contributions and accomplishments, as an orator and as governor, will be remembered fondly. However, for me, it’s his kind demeanor that set him apart as a leader and especially as an elected official.
Cicero deputy supervisor will take over for Corl
Cicero Deputy Supervisor Tim Burtis has been selected to replace Jim Corl as the Onondaga County Third District legislator.
With a new year comes new commitments and renewed hope. Last week, the assembly welcomed new representatives. The swearing-in ceremony reminds all who attend to renew our commitment to public service.
The Fenner Town Board last week held its first meeting of the new year, during which the board made its annual organizational appointments.
During its first meeting of the new year, the Cazenovia Town Board last week approved its annual organizational appointments for the town government as well as attended to regular business.
More than a month after the Cicero Board of Ethics came to a conclusion about the conflict of interest created by Supervisor Jessica Zambrano’s relationship with former town engineer Doug Wickman, the town board has taken action on the ethics board’s opinion.
The public is invited to participate in “Great Decisions 2015,” a discussion group about U.S. foreign policy sponsored by the Cazenovia League of Women Voters. The group will meet for eight weeks on Thursdays through February and March. The first meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Cazenovia Public Library reference room.
The DeWitt Town Board has appointed Karen Docter as its newest town councilor. Docter was sworn-in during a special meeting of the board on Jan. 5 by retired Town Judge Jack Schultz.
About 50 people crowded into the Van Buren Town Hall to share their opinions on the proposed “Ash for Trash” waste management partnership between Onondaga and Cortland counties Jan. 6.
The village of Minoa is discussing plans to look into participating with the Solarize CNY program, which is a five-county effort to promote solar energy in communities. It is part the Central New York Energy Challenge with funding through the New York State Energy Research and Development (NYSERDA).
The village of North Syracuse’s board of trustees voted Jan. 8 to install wireless Internet in the community center on South Bay Road.
You may have read or heard “Jim Corl is leaving the legislature.” This has been one of my most difficult career decisions.