GLEN SPEY, NY —As recently as last September, the Town of Highland was making at least a symbolic show of its lack of support for the Millennium Pipeline compressor station, as the planning board rejected the company’s site plan.
ELDRED, NY — Brilliant sunshine was certainly welcome
ELDRED, NY — Even with work drawing to a close on the town’s million-dollar highway garage, discussion at the Highland Town Board’s May meeting was largely centered on the installation of a new municipal sculpture piece.
ELDRED, NY — The Town of Highland has been added to the state’s list of Clean Energy Communities by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The old story of a giant champion versus a mere mortal was replayed on Wednesday afternoon, April 3.
ELDRED, NY — Three years and four drafts after the process began, the Highland Town Board adopted a new zoning law at their recessed and reconvened March meeting on March 26. Supervisor D.J. “Jeff” Haas, thanked all who worked on the draft, highlighting councilmen Fred Bosch, Jim Hanson and former Councilman Scott Hallock.
ELDRED, NY — Following a weather-related postponement, a hearing and continuance later in February and an update of the posted zoning draft on March 11, the Highland Town Board heard another 45-minutes of testimony and concluded the hearing on March 12.
ELDRED, NY — After almost three years of work, an earlier draft and a 2017 public hearing, Highland Supervisor Jeff Haas opened the February 25 hearing on the town’s new draft zoning law, admitting that “the document is not quite ready yet.”
ELDRED, NY — The 2019-2020 budget, which includes a $516,237 or 4.95% increase in taxes, was formally presented by district treasurer Caleb Russell at the Eldred school board meeting on February 14.
I have recently returned from a little winter time respite down South, and I am catching up with the news from Eldred Central School. The NYS Comptroller’s Office reports that the district is broke because they used all the fund balance to try to keep the tax levy under the tax cap.