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Newcomb Town Board meeting roundup

Next, Canon and Mike Tracy, Town Councilman, went to a seminar on Human Management Assessment for employees. They received a lot of good ideas and plan to put some of them to use for the town employees. Canon said that the water and sewer status hasnt changed and he is still waiting for assessment reports and a seismatic testing on the water. The 2008 budget preparation for soil and salt removal was also discussed.

Canon said he received a letter from the Adirondack Park Agency that unanimously approved the amendments proposed by the Town of Newcomb for itsZoning and Site Plan Review Local Law. The letter also directed Agency Staff to continue to provide technical assistance to the Town of Newcomb in its local land use plan and coordinate on the review of projects with regional significance. On that note, Canon provided a letter from the Nature Conservancy in which they discussed the concerns of the town and Newcomb School as they decide the ultimate disposition of the Finch-Pruyn & Co. lands they acquired. The A.P.A. also approved a subdivision on James D. West property.

Canon acknowledged al letter was sent to the Health Department discussing issues that were brought up concerning the Newcomb Youth Program. Also, the Youth Program discussed with George Hurlburt, Town Councilman, that they would like to purchase a new sunfish and have storage and racks built for the boats. The cost would be $7,700.00. Next, there was a discussion on the development of the playground project and that it should be built before the fall. Mark Yandon, Highway Superintendent , asked permission to get rid of some trees by the ice-skating rink so there is more room for sledding.

Finally, there was a request for a remote control door opener for the new garage that is being built. Since the door is 11ft. by 12 ft., it would be difficult to open it. The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m. and the next meeting will be September 11 at 7 p.m.

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