Meeting: The Jerusalem town board met for approximately two and one half hours on May 19. Attendance: All members of the town council were present. Approximately 20 members of the public were in the audience. Action: The Town Clean Up Day was scheduled on June 12, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the town barn on Guyanoga Road. All items except bagged garbage will be accepted.
• Following a lengthy executive session, voted that the town attorney cannot talk to community members regarding town business without the approval of two board members.
• Approved recognizing the names of private roads. Discussion without action: The town windmill committee requested an exit poll on election day in November. They may schedule another public meeting on the topic in August.
• Resident Peter Gamba presented an update on Marcellus Shale drilling.
• Legislature chairman Taylor Fitch said there will be a letter coming to the town regarding the Keuka Maid and docking. He said if they are considering docking the boat in Jerusalem it will be reviewed by the town council.
• Several property owners from East Bluff Drive visited the board. They had earlier requested the board begin the budgeting process in May. Supervisor Daryl Jones said the process begins in June with review of the current budget in July and August. He said the town’s financial advisor said six months history is needed to determine elements of the budget. Workshops will be scheduled in September and October. Upcoming meetings: The next meeting of the town board will be at 7 p.m. on June 16 in the town hall on Italy Hill Road in Branchport. A joint meeting between the zoning board of appeals, planning board, and town board was scheduled on June 17.