Code Officer Defends Himself

Resident Says Clash Between Costanzo, Contractor Impacted His Project

By Martha E. Conway

(Town of Sullivan, NY – April 3, 2013) A couple of members of the public had words for Code Enforcement Officer Phil Costanzo at the Sullivan Town Council’s regular meeting April 3. The issue revolved around allegedly malicious delays in the issuance […]

Local Government Meetings Scheduled

(Madison County, NY – Nov. 2012) The following are upcoming meetings scheduled in the town of Sullivan and the Madison County Board of Supervisors.

* The time of the regular meeting of the Sullivan Town Council was changed from 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, to 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact town hall at 315.687.9190.

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Special District Costs Will Put Town over 2-Percent Cap

By Martha E. Conway

(Town of Sullivan, NY – Oct. 3, 2012) Sullivan residents vehemently opposed a proposed local law to override the state-mandated 2-percent tax cap at a public hearing Oct. 3. Some likened it to ‘writing the town a blank check” to do with as they please.

At a public informational meeting on […]

Sullivan Town Board to Hold Special Meeting

(Town of Sullivan, NY – Sept. 2012) The Sullivan Town Council will hold a special meeting Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m. at Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a budget workshop with town employees and to conduct any and all regular business that may come before the board at […]

Anti-Drilling Contingent Returns

By Martha E. Conway

(Sullivan – Sept. 5, 2012) Sullivan resident Donna Muhs-McCarten, who was out of the country during the town of Sullivan’s public hearing on natural gas activity, was allowed three minutes to speak at the Sullivan Town Council’s regular meeting Sept. 5.

Muhs-McCarten repeated her position to stop drilling activity in the […]

Lakefront Reassessment Meeting Rescheduled

(Town of Sullivan, NY – Sept. 2012) Due to scheduling conflicts, the Sullivan Town Council has rescheduled the reassessment public information meeting to Monday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. at Chittenango High School.

This meeting, which is intended to focus on the special aspects of assessing lakefront and water-affected properties, is open to the public; […]

Bridgeport Sewer Meeting Rescheduled

(Chittenango, NY – Aug. 2012) Due to scheduling conflicts, the Sullivan Town Council canceled the Bridgeport Sewer District meeting scheduled for Aug. 18 and rescheduled it for Saturday, Aug. 25, at 9 a.m. at the Chittenango High School auditorium.

This and all Sullivan Town Council meetings are open to the public. Those wishing to appear […]

Town of Sullivan to Deliberate Further Before Acting on Proposed Moratorium

By Martha E. Conway

(Sullivan – Aug. 2012) The Sullivan Town Council heard from residents at a public hearing on natural gas activities Aug. 1. The usual suspects – many of whom travel from town to town expressing the activist message – were in attendance, this time counterpointed by a contingent of local farmers not […]

Natural Gas Session Planned

(Town of Sullivan, NY – Aug.2012) The Sullivan Town Council will host a public input session Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 7:30 p.m., as part of its regular monthly meeting to allow members of the public an opportunity to express their concerns or support of natural gas exploration and extraction activities in the town.

Supervisor John […]

Town Imposes Moratorium on Mineral Extraction

By Martha E. Conway

(Town of Sullivan, NY – May 2012) The Sullivan Town Council enacted a moratorium on mineral resource extraction May 2 after a public hearing on the issue that evening. Attorney Scott Chatfield, special counsel to the town in connection with several cases involving J.B. Quarries and Subdivisions, Inc., and the town […]

Sullivan Town Council Meeting Canceled

(Town of Sullivan, NY – March 7, 2012) The regular meeting of the town board scheduled for March 7 has been canceled by order of the Sullivan Town Council during an emergency meeting of the board March 2 at town hall.