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Inlet zoning update approved

Saturday, September 14, 2013 - Updated: 9:34 AM


Express News Staff

INLET - The Town of Inlet's zoning law has been updated for the first time since 1966, 47 years ago.

The Inlet Town Board opened the public hearing on the changes at its August meeting and kept it open until Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Despite the extended comment period, no one from the public showed up to ask questions or object to any of the changes and the town board adopted the new law.

Turning to the brand new wastewater treatment plant, engineer Matt Cooper of Bernier, Carr and Assoc., Watertown, was present to clear up a few loose ends.

Cooper suggested and the board agreed to award Sc Spencer Electric Inc., Constableville, the contract to install odor control equipment at the plant for a cost not exceeding $66,000.

Next up was a discussion on the need to make lateral connections to The Birches motel.

Sisters Mary Lou Arps and Kathy Tortorello, owners of the motel, were present to raise concerns about being billed before being hooked up to the treatment plant.

Supervisor John Frey explained others in the district were billed before the treatment plant was put into operation. "It's the way the time clock works," he said.

Highway employees will hook up the motel this fall after completing some paving.


Starting Oct. 1 the transfer station will no longer accept construction and demolition debris from contractor job sites. Contractors will be responsible for disposal of their C&D through commercial trash haulers.

There was some discussion because a few local contractors have complained to town board members, saying they believe this is discriminatory. Board members were surprised complaints are just now coming forward, when this has been discussed for over a year.

The board agreed to let the new rule stand for now, but is inviting contractors to come to its next meeting to discuss the issues.


-- Tim Durkin, whose appointment as assessor expires Sept. 30, was reappointed to a six-year term commencing Oct. 1.

-- The board approved the purchase of a 2005 Kubota excavator for $53,000 from Booth Machinery, Crawfordsville, Ind.

The board will next meet Tuesday, Oct. 8, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall.


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