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West Carthage to enact laws


WEST CARTHAGE — The village Board of Trustees Monday added criteria for building demolition, among other measures.

The new stipulation requires residents to obtain a demolition permit costing $250 from the village zoning enforcement officer before removing or leveling any building. Certification from National Grid must be presented to ensure gas and electric service have been disconnected. The village Department of Public Works must certify the disconnection of water and sewer.

The law also specifies demolition requirements including sprinkling to control dust, using clean backfill and removal of fuel storage tanks.

Penalties for offenses could be upwards of $250.

In other business, the board scheduled public hearings for two more local laws for Monday, June 9, at 6 p.m. at the village municipal building, 61 High St. The proposed laws concern antennas and solar energy.

The towers and antennas law covers various types including attached and freestanding. Under the law, permits will be required to erect towers and antennas. Commercial telecommunications towers will require special-use permits.

Installation of roof or ground-mounted solar collectors also will require building permits. The equipment must not obstruct the views of neighboring properties, and if possible should be screened.

In other business, the board:

n Granted permission with a 3-2 vote for the West Carthage Fire Department to sell alcohol at the fire station during the Northern New York Firemen’s Convention in June; Mayor Scott M. Burto and trustee David Z. Rounds opposed the move.

n Approved two new members of the fire department: Ryan Cook and Dustin JaQuay.

n Approved a $2 fee charged for notary services for non-residents.

n Appointed Timothy N. Turck as Department of Public Works Supervisor at an annual salary of $57,200 starting June 1 following Donald Monaghan’s retirement.

nEncouraged the enforcement of the law prohibiting parking on the space between the sidewalk and road within the village.

n Granted a $663 sewer credit due to a water leak at a rental property on South Main Street.

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