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Johnsburg board tackles sign issue

Sign welcoming motorists to North Creek

Sign welcoming motorists to North Creek Photo by Andy Flynn.

— Councilman Peter Olesheski said that as long as the town is considering looking at a comprehensive sign plan, perhaps the timing is right to revisit the town’s sign ordinance.

Olesheski noted the proliferation of sandwich signs in the town and wondered if an enhanced sign ordinance might make enforcement more manageable.

“That’s a huge undertaking,” Vanselow responded. “But it’s got to be done. There are tons of issues to look at. But your point is well taken.”

Councilman Arnold Stevens’ interest in the issue was more pragmatic.

“All I want to know is who is going to pay for it?” Stevens asked.

After more than 30 minutes of discussion and not many conclusions, Vanselow asked the board to give it some more thought and agreed to revisit the issue in the future.

Dan Stec visits meeting

Tuesday’s meeting was noteworthy by the attendance of Warren County Board of Supervisors Chairman Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, who is seeking to succeed Teresa Sayward as the State Assemblyman representing the newly configured 114th Assembly District. Glens Falls attorney Dennis Tarantino is also running for the seat. Sayward chose not to run for re-election.

Stec said it is his goal to visit as many meetings of the 40 town boards and 1 city common council in the district before the election. Tuesday’s meeting of the Johnsburg Town Board is his 27th such meeting.

“I don’t participate unless I’m asked to,” Stec said.

At Tuesday’s meeting, he listened but did not comment.

Stec said that there are similarities among all town boards but each has its own character.

“A lot of things are universal,” Stec said. “But there are differences.”

For example, Stec said, the Johnsburg Town Board meeting is a lot more relaxed, and the public is allowed to offer comment throughout the meeting.

“It’s a lot like a public hearing,” Stec observed.

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