Upcoming Town Meetings – News From Liz Thomas
Thanks to our Liz Thomas, member of the Ulysses Town Board, who continues to make an extra effort to keep the residents of Ulysses informed about what’s going on. Her June newsletter advises us of the following public meetings:
Byrne Dairy Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing – this hearing is in response to a request to interpret the Village of T-burg zoning ordinance with respect to the zoning officer’s construction of the term “gas station”.
7:00 Mon, June 23rd at the Village hall.
Highway Posting Law Public Hearing – Due to problems with GrassRoots festival goers lining up in advance of the festival on Rabbit Run Road, the Town of Ulysses has proposed a new local law giving the Highway Superintendent discretion to post no parking signs on any town road for up to 30 days. The unofficial understanding is that those who want to secure a GrassRoots camping spot within the festival grounds will be allowed to park on Rabbit Run beginning either late Wednesday or early Thursday morning prior to the festival.
7:00 Thurs, June 26 at the Town Hall
Public Hearing for Dog Licensing Fee Increase – The fee for dog licensing has not increased since 1996 but everything else has! A hearing will be held to amend the local law of 1979 to increase these fees. Basically it boils down to an increase of $2.00 for a neutered or spayed dog resulting in a total cost to the owner of $12.50 annually per dog. For unsprayed or unneutered dogs, the increase will be $4.00 bringing the grand total to $22.50 annually per dog.
7:15pm Thurs, June 26 at the Town Hall.
Planning Board – Special meeting on Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) – Scott Doyle from the Tompkins County Planning will give a presentation on ways towns can preserve certain desirable lands from development. This meeting was set for June 26th but has been moved to Thurs, July 24th at 7:30 at the Town Hall.