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Starkey considers junk law

DUNDEE—A junk storage law was one of the issues addressed by the Starkey town board during the Oct. 7 meeting.
Supervisor Richard Burcaw reminded members of the town council that the law can’t be less restrictive than state law. Councilman Fred Shoemaker said he would like to have a workshop on the matter.
In other business:
The group agreed a joint meeting with the town of Barrington is needed to discuss the compensation for the assessor. Barrington and Starkey share the services of Assessor Anthony DeStephen.
A resolution to approve the snow and ice agreement with Yates County was passed after the group received assurances that the agreement is the same as last year.
A lengthy discussion followed highway Superintendent Louis Seeley’s report that he will need to hire a new employee. He said health insurance is essential in recruiting a new employee. Shoemaker asked for information on the policy for new employees in other county towns.
Seeley reported towns are coming together to give a hand with the new water line on Water Street.
Code enforcement officer Brian Quackenbush reported on current matters heard by the town planning board. Quackenbush also spoke about the  zoning law draft. Steep slopes are addressed in the document. Information on dock regulations from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been sent to planning board chairman George Lawson.
Town Clerk Sue Crans said she has ordered dog tags. The town has 350 dogs they have knowledge of. A dog licensing law is being drafted. Crans is waiting to hear from the town attorney then the law will be reviewed by the town board. She said a section on fees may be added.
Following adjournment of the regular meeting the board held a budget workshop.
The next meeting of the Starkey town council will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 11. 



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