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Little interest in Inlet zoning changes

Monday, August 19, 2013 - Updated: 8:09 PM

By PETE KLEIN

Express News Staff

INLET - The public hearing held Aug. 13 on proposed updates to the Town of Inlet's zoning law will be kept open until the Inlet Town Board's Sept. 9 meeting, due to less than expected attendance by the public.

Town Clerk Patty Wittmeyer said no one has asked her office for a copy of the proposed changes. The 50-page draft zoning law is available online at the town's website at InletNY.com. Click on 'Inlet Government Pages' and 'Public Notices' and scroll down to 'Draft Zoning Law - June, 2013.'

The update has been four years in the works and, according to Supervisor John Frey, is less restrictive than the current law.

Frey said he believes this update brings Inlet very close to a land use plan that could be approved by the Adirondack Park Agency, the regional zoning authority. With an APA-approved zoning law many projects that currently require APA review and approval could be handled by the town.

Action on the zoning update is now scheduled for the board's Sept. 9 meeting.

SEWER PLANT

Work on the sewer plant and the lateral lines for the sewer district is 99 percent complete, says Matt Cooper of Bernier & Carr, the engineering firm for the project.

Cooper said all homes and businesses within the district are connected and everything seems to be working well.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled to take place at the plant Friday, Sept. 6, starting at 3 p.m. An open house will be held later in September.

C&D RESTRICTED

The Inlet Town Board has finally agreed on what to do about construction and demolition material brought to the transfer station here.

Starting Oct. 1, C&D from commercial contractors will no longer be accepted. Individuals (homeowners and renters) will be allowed to bring up to one pickup truck load (two yards) a week.

The board authorized Superintendent of Highways Shawn Hansen to replace a 20-year-old recycling bin at the transfer station at a cost not to exceed $4,500.

The board also authorized Hansen to purchase a skid-steer under state contract for no more than $29,000.

HIGHWAY NEWS

Hansen reported gravel has been spread and upgrades have been completed on Uncas Rd.

Inlet Highway Department is now fixing culverts and making improvements to roads in the Moose River Plains in partnership with Hamilton County Highway Department, Indian Lake Highway Department and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

"The towns and the county are supplying the labor and the equipment, and the DEC is providing the material," Hansen said.

The Inlet Town Board will next meet Tuesday, Sept. 9, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall.

peterklein@hamiltoncountyexpress.com

     

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