Lebanon Sets Budget Hearings, Challenges Assessor Appointment

Submitted by James Goldstein

(Town of Lebanon, NY – Oct. 2012) Propane problems at the Smith Valley Community Center in Randallsville had the town board relocate to the 1210 Bradley Brook Road town office Oct. 8 for their monthly meeting. Board members established the preliminary town budget for 2013 for the Town of Lebanon and […]

Nelson Board Adopts 2012 Budget

Natural gas presentation scheduled for Dec. 14

By Margo Frink

(Town of Nelson, NY – Nov. 10, 2011) After a public hearing held during the regular board meeting, the Nelson Town Board adopted its 2012 budget.

The preliminary budget removed $4,400 from the highway department’s $10,000 reserved equipment fund, but after meeting with a representative […]

Nelson Supervisor Sharpens Budget Pencil

By Margo Frink

(Town of Nelson, NY – Oct. 13) Nelson Supervisor Roger Bradstreet is looking for ways to cut around $9,000 from the budget. With workmen’s compensation rising 9.5 percent and health insurance climbing another $10,000, Bradstreet plans to seek an alternative for employees’ health insurance.

The Excellus BlueCross/Blue Shield plan town employees currently […]

Communication Towers, Scenic Vistas Don’t Mix

Councilwoman says zoning plan and 911 tower are contradiction

By Margo Frink

(Town of Nelson, NY – Sept. 8, 2011) Councilwoman Denise Earl questioned the boards zoning plans to preserve the nature of the town of Nelson’s vistas but two communication towers can be seen from most areas of the township.

“The 911 tower is […]

Proposed Water District Work Continues

By Martha E. Conway

(Town of Lincoln, NY – Aug. 10, 2011) Research into options to bring water service to the northern end of the town of Lincoln continues, with Town Attorney James Stokes recommending the town ask engineers from Barton & Loguidice to provide them with a map, plan and report done by boundary, […]

Couple Seek to Live Downtown, First Floor

Converted commercial space into residence for personal use

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – July 21) The Oneida Planning Commission agreed to send a positive recommendation to the Zoning Board of Appeals to allow city residents Charles and Georgianna White to reside in their first floor dwelling on Broad Street. The property, zoned DC (Downtown […]

Couple Questions Planning Commission Decision

Seeks zone change from Neighborhood Commercial to Commercial

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – June 16, 2011) Cheryl and Steven MacDonald approached the Oneida Planning Commission after the commission sent a negative declaration to the Common Council last month on a zoning map amendment request to the couple’s Glenwood Avenue property.

Cheryl said she thought […]

Solicitation Ordinance Tabled

Board split on the need for more laws in the town

By Margo Frink

(Town of Nelson, NY – June 9, 2011) After a lengthy discussion, the Nelson Town Board agreed to table a resolution regarding a solicitation ordinance. Most of the board agreed with the ordinance but had issues with the application proposed for […]

Nelson Discusses Solicitation Law

Approved local law on games of chance

By Margo Frink

(Town of Nelson, NY – May 12, 2011) The town of Nelson Board held three public hearings, two of which were left open for more public comment.

The first public hearing involved the town’s 2011 Land Use and Development Law and Zoning Map, recently updated […]

Oneida Common Council Meets March 15

Stone Mailboxes Could Vanish

Local law would prohibit stone columns in city right of way

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – March 2011) Two public hearings will be held March 15 during the regular meeting of the Common Council beginning at 6 p.m.

The first will hear comment amending the chapter regarding streets, sidewalks and […]

Wendt Property Annexation Could Go to Court

Pictured is the property owned by Wesley Wendt located on Route 12B in the town of Madison. The building, Wendt University Inn is located in the village of Hamilton.

Municipal Briefs

By Margo Frink

(Hamilton, Madison, NY – Feb. 2011) At the Hamilton Village Board’s Feb. 8 meeting, the decision to approve Wesley Wendt’s […]

Madison, Hamilton Hold Joint Public Hearing

Seated from bottom left to right are Hamilton Trustee Jim Bona, town of Madison Councilmen Greg Reuter, Brad Dixon and Jim Lundrigan, Madison Supervisor Ron Bono, Madison Councilwoman Patricia Bikowsky, Hamilton Mayor Sue McVaugh, and Hamilton Trustees Russ Lura and Suzanne Collins. (Margo Frink)

Boards to determine annexation of Wendt property within 90 days

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