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NCCC budget passes Essex County Ways and Means

The Essex County Board of Supervisors

The Essex County Board of Supervisors Photo by Keith Lobdell.

Terry Mountain charges

The committee also moved a resolution on to the full board to pay electricity charges for Terry Mountain tower with rent monies generated from Terry Mountain rentals.

According to Palmer, each organization that has equipment on the Terry Mountain tower is currently under a lease agreement that the county took over when they purchased the tower from WPTZ Television. Palmer said that when the current leases come up, the county would be looking to re-negotiate and charge for electricity services.

“Utilities are not part of the rent,” Palmer said. “The lease agreements we inherited from WPTZ as part of the purchase. Once those agreements expire, then we will re-negotiate.”

“The rents are all over the place and it is by what they have on the tower,” Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow said. “When these leases are expired, we will be able to re-negotiate.”

Fix Moriah road

Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava asked for a resolution to send to the state Department of Transportation seeking work to be done on Route 9N/22 in the “rock cuts” section.

“There are a lot of potholes,” Scozzafava said. “The lanes are starting to collapse where the trucks have been coming through. It is a section of highway that receives a lot of traffic, and it is a dangerous roadway to begin with. This road has been neglected for a number of years and that needs to change.”

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