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Callicoon Democrats question comp plan;is it designed to attract drilling?


Stolzenburg did her best to maintain neutrality on the issue, but she said in her opinion, the draft plan combined with the town zoning indicated that residents should be protected regardless of what kind of use came into the town. That, however, is quite different than a ban, which is what a number of residents are advocating.

The Democrats submitted numerous written comments to the Comprehensive Plan Committee, and Dave Kuebler, chair of the committee and a member of the town board, said the committee could not respond to them immediately, but would read them and respond in some way.

In a closing comment, Kuebler said, ‘There has been a lot of debate over this one issue. It’s a conundrum; it’s very difficult to make both sides happy. I don’t know if all these things should be put in the plan. We will take all of this into consideration and we will meet again.”

"town-wide survey "

Wasn't the last fall's election enough of a town-wide survey showing support for gas drilling when voters rejected the anti-drilling candidate by a 2:1 margin?