Road use law unveiled in Cochecton
That said, not everyone has the warm, fuzzy feeling of protection the law aims to provide. Attorney Grace Van Hulsteyn said, “There is nothing in it limiting weight or traffic volume, nothing providing for tracking or monitoring, no apparent record keeping requirement. I, being an attorney, consider it to be toothless.” She added, “It appears that no road, no matter how fragile, no matter how sensitive the development on it, is off-limits as a potential haul route. But if the route selected is deficient in design ‘geometry’ or health and safety, the town may have some say as to its selection.”
Maas said he hopes to have a game plan by next month and to schedule a public hearing on the law soon after. The law can be viewed in its entirety on townofcochectonny.org.