Alarmed at a process they perceive to be moving too swiftly, representatives of several hunting and fishing clubs in the Town of Highland turned out to raise concerns about a proposed zoning rewrite targeting industrial uses such as gas drilling at the town’s monthly meeting on April 10. The board listened to many of the remarks, but reminded speakers that the session was not a public hearing where comments are received. That hearing has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on May 4 in the Junior/Senior High School in Eldred. Read more
Help raise money for Eldred Lions Club scholarship fund. RSVP: eldredlions.org or stop by the Corner Store. 845/557-3321.
Author of "Works New Age, the End of Full Employment & What It Means to You" appears at Sunshine Hall Free Library, 1pm. royalflushpress.com or 845/557-6258.
The Corner Piazza, noon-2pm, free. Photos by Regina Lynn Photography avail.
Health screening, door prizes, ambulance tours, vision testing for ages 5 & under, info on heart disease, stroke, diabetes & more at the town hall, 10am-4pm, free. 845/557-6540.
The Town of Highland Town Board voted unanimously to adopt its 2012 Comprehensive Plan following a lengthy process that involved hundreds of volunteer “person hours,” workshops and two public hearings. Copies of the plan are available at the town hall in Eldred. A zoning rewrite process is now underway. The Phase One Zoning review, focused on heavy industrial uses, has already begun. Volunteers are still needed to participate in Phase Two. Call supervisor Andrew Boyar at 845/557-8901 for more information.
Following many months of ruthless cuts aimed at creating an austere budget, Eldred Central School District (ECS) officials presented highlights of the near-final proposed 2012-13 budget. Despite a substantial increase of 5% in health insurance and a 30% rise in employee retirement, the proposed budget represents a decrease from the 2011-12 budget of 4.55%, resulting in a total budget of $15,778,153. Read more
High school, 4:30-7pm, by donation. Benefits ECS Faculty Assoc. Scholarship Fund.
Longstreet of Edelweiss Soap Co. presents handcrafted bath products from goat's milk & other natural ingredients at Sunshine Hall Free Library, 3pm, free. 8455/557-6258.
Following a public hearing and regularly scheduled monthly meeting, the Town of Highland will continue toward adoption of its 2012 Comprehensive Plan. The plan is under review by the Sullivan County Planning Department and may be taken up at the town’s March meeting for adoption. Read more