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October 25, 2016
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Tusten zoning rewrite nears unveiling
NARROWSBURG, NY — At its meeting on July 25, the Town of Tusten Zoning Rewrite Committee unanimously agreed to move its new draft zoning ordinance forward into the final approval process. A motion will be put before the town board at its monthly meeting on Monday, August 8 that it adopt a resolution of intent to become the lead agency for the new zoning law. At that time, the draft document will be made available to the public for comment, when a written comment period lasting through October 28 will commence.
A public hearing at which oral comment will be received is currently scheduled for September 26 and a second one for October 10, following which consultant William Pammer will create a document responding to all public input.
The committee’s intent is that a final vote will be taken on the law in November. However, as noted by town superintendent Peg Harrison as a condition to her approval vote, the document has yet to be reviewed by the town’s land use lawyers and adjustments may have to be made in the schedule to accommodate their input.