The Development Authority of the North Country will keep tipping fees at the same level for at least another year.
The DANC board, which met Wednesday morning, will extend the discounts for counties at its solid waste management facility. The fee is $41 per ton, with a $2 per ton discount for contract holders, meaning Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.
I propose extending the rate at its current level for one additional year and then include a new structure in our budget session, Mr. Wright said. Then we can have a discussion with our partners so that the new structure can be included in their next budget cycle.
DANCs new director of regional development, Michelle L. Capone, gave a report on the national Association of the United States Army meeting, which she attended in Washington, D.C., in October. Ms. Capone is also the local AUSA chapters vice president of communications. The meeting includes discussions with top leaders in the Army.
Top leaders in the Army really enjoy Fort Drum and really enjoy the community, she said. Our conditions with housing are known at the top levels of the Army and our ability to meet or not meet housing demand could result in the addition or loss of soldiers at Fort Drum.
The board also agreed to have the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust monitor and report on DANCs compliance with its plan to the federal and state government at a cost of up to $50,000.
DANC will lend $188,000 for the renovation of Burdick Apartments, an affordable housing project on Franklin Street. The term of the loan is 15 years at 1 percent.