Meeting: Starkey town board met for one and one quarter hours on Feb. 4 followed by an executive session to discuss personnel matters. Attendance: Councilman Jim Ritter was absent. Two members of the public were in the audience. Action: Agreed to schedule a review of 2009 records of the town clerk and town justice at the March town council meeting. Discussion without action: Bob Schiesser spoke to the board about the proposed use of an old gas well in Pulteney for disposal of wastewater from the gas drilling process, noting there are concerns about road damage and potential contamination of Keuka Lake.
• Supervisor Richard Burcaw said there are no grants available at this time for a salt barn but he will continue to search for them.
• The group discussed a possible fireworks law or other options for managing firework displays. Code enforcement officer Brian Quackenbush said he feels the town needs some sort of law that says they can issue fireworks permits, then determine who will issue the permits. He will obtain further information on model ordinances.
• Quackenbush updated the board on actions of the zoning board. One suggestion is that a site that is zoned Manufacturing-1 be changed to Commercial, mainly due to the fact that the zone is now very small and is not being used for manufacturing.
• Quackenbush said the Scottish Festival planned in September will be at Black Rock Speedway and a special use permit for the event will not be needed. Upcoming meetings: March 4 at 7 p.m. in the town hall on Seneca Street in Dundee.