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Barrington town board 03/25/09

Meeting:  The Barrington town board met Wednesday, March 25 for 50 minutes.

Attendance:  Trustee Freeman Freeman was the only board member absent.  There were seven members of the public in the audience.

Action:  The board approved Carlton Reeves, David Larmouth and Judd Dean to be on the ethics nominating committee, fulfilling the three person minimum.

Discussion without action: Sue Lange gave a presentation from the planning board.  The first thing she talked about was the planning board and zoning board’s recommendation to amend the zoning law about signage.  She said both boards wanted to reword the law to decrease allowable sign size to 40 square feet.  Lange said the main concern was billboards appearing in Barrington, though some signs currently in Barrington are bigger than 40 square feet.  Lange also said the planning board wanted the town board to pass a temporary sub division law while the planning board continues to work on a real one  She said after the moratorium ends in June, they could be vulnerable to situations like in Prattsburg with the wind farms.  The planning board will also now be meeting twice a month, on the first and third Wednesdays to get more work done.

• The board will discuss where to keep the town jeep again at the next meeting.  Supervisor Eileen Farnan said it seemed like keeping it in the cover-all building was currently not working.  Trustee Nate Olney said he brought it up previously, when it was decided at the Jan. 28 meeting, to keep the jeep out of the weather.

• The board will also hold off on acting on the new animal control agreement with the county.  The town had gotten the paperwork the day of the meeting.

• Highway Superintendent Steve Wheeler said at the next meeting he should have prices for materials so the town can finish the salt mixing barn.

• The veterans property tax exemptions and citizen exemption was tabled for another meeting.

Upcoming meetings:  The next regular board meeting will be April 8 at 7 p.m.  


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