Public hearing on Elm St. zone change

The March 16 town board public hearing on the proposed zone change on the uptown Hudson Headwaters property hosted a large number of comments, primarily expressing views not in favor of rezoning the Elm St./Stewart Farrar Ave. parcel from Professional/Multi-Family to Hamlet/Commercial to accomodate a new Stewart's convenience store.

After the lengthy meeting, all town board members except John Alexander voted in favor of the zoning change.The town attorney and town board members recited the State Environmental Quality Review criteria, and decided that the environmental impact of the zone change will be minimal, despite the concers of residents that historic resources would be compromised.

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