By Peter Calvert
Town of Andes Board Meeting, October 12, 2021
Present: Supervisor Wayland “Bud” Gladstone, Councilmen Dale Cole, Ritchie Gabriel, Thomas Hall, Shayne Moshier. Highway Superintendent John Bouton, Town Clerk Kimberly Tosi, Code Enforcement Office Alfred Mohr. Others in the Town Hall: Cyndi Wright, Peter Calvert-Andes Gazette, William Duke, David Levesque, Frank Winkler-Andes Planning Board, Kevin Collins. Others via Zoom: Cindy Taylor, Gina Cassidy, Todd Knobbe, Randy Shepard, Maureen Tortorici, Lou Vogel Mark Pezzati, Kristina Zill, Juliana Luecking.
Public Hearing held on Proposed Local Law to regulate commercial tent campsites & Proposed Local Law to opt out of allowing cannabis retail dispensaries and on-site consumption sites as authorized under Cannabis Law Article 4.Commercial Tent Campsites: Cyndi Wright of Dirty Girl Farm, spoke against the local law. David Levesque, Weidick Road, Spoke in favor of the local law.
Cannabis Opt-Out: Peter Calvert of Delaware Ave. spoke against opting out. Kevin Collins, Coss Road and William Duke, Hyzer Hill Road, spoke in favor of a local law opting out.
The public hearing was adjourned at 7:12 pm.
Town of Andes Regular Meeting
Privilege of the Floor: Lou Vogel, Re: NY Stretch Code Mr. Vogel gave a PowerPoint presentation in regards to NY Stretch Code. Presentation is available on Town’s website. If the Town adopts the NY Stretch Code, it will be eligible for another $5,000 in clean energy grant.
William Duke: Re: Water and Sewer Connection at 486 Main Street. Mr. Duke spoke in regards to tying a building which he also owns on the property to the laterals at 506 Main Street. This would link the two buildings without tearing up Main Street to access sewer lines. Supervisor Gladstone said the Town’s Attorney as well as Cedarwood Environmental Services will evaluate the next steps.
Supervisor’s Report: Travis Balcom discussed installation of the new Town Clock at Bohlmann Park. Kim has supplied the MARK project with all necessary paperwork for reimbursement for the clock. Clock is in town awaiting installation. October 8th – Bud met with Tom Suozzo regarding the High Street Well. He has been doing different testing to remove the sulfur odor. He is cautiously optimistic.
Building Inspector Report CEO Alfred Mohr issued 8 permits, 1 demo permit, 7 municipal searches, 8 renewals, and completed 31 inspections.
Motions Passed to Adopt both Proposed Local Law to regulate commercial tent campsites &
To Adopt: Proposed Local Law to opt out of allowing cannabis retail dispensaries and on-site consumption sites as authorized under Cannabis Law: Article 4.