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April 14, 2011

Deerpark to perform code review

HUGUENOT, NY — Deerpark Town Supervisor Karl A. Brabenec has assigned councilman David M. Hoovler and town attorney William Bavoso to do a comprehensive review of a majority of the town codes within the next few months. The purpose of the review is to identify any local laws and ordinances that have not been updated and recommend changes that would benefit the residents of the community. The review would include all of Deerpark’s local code, except for the zoning code, which will be addressed at a later date.

“A review of our basic codes have not happened in at least 20 years and there are certain laws that seem outdated with today’s society,” said Supervisor Brabenec. “This review will give us an opportunity to make sure these codes are up to date with today’s standards, and also identify ways in which we may be able to further improve the quality of life for our residents.”

Hoovler and Bavoso have started the review and expect to submit a report to the council within the next few months.

Break-in at pot house

GLEN SPEY, NY — On April 9, three suspects were apprehended exiting one of the seven locations raided by the DEA and sheriff’s deputies on March 30 as part of a marijuana seizure.

It has been determined that the trio were not part of the original growing operation, but allegedly took several wrist watches, an electric grow light bulb and a blower motor from the house. Brian Gunther, 28, of Eldred; Wayne Timan, 29, of Yulan; and Joseph Murphy, 44, of Yulan, were charged with Burglary in the Second degree, a class “C” felony, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property and Petit Larceny, both misdemeanors. They were arraigned before Town of Thompson Judge Martin Miller, and were scheduled to appear in court last Tuesday, after press time.

Parts of local area could be in nuclear evacuation zone

REGION — Following the nuclear plant crisis in Japan, some lawmakers and emergency officials in Westchester County are calling for a 50-mile evacuation zone around the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. The southeast corner of Sullivan County and northeast tip of Pike County would fall within that zone.

In Japan, two plants were damaged by a tsunami caused by a major off-shore earthquake; the resulting nuclear disaster was recently raised to level 7 emergency, the highest possible level. Americans living within 50 miles of those plants were told to get out.