Town Workshop 4-29-2020

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The first 15 minutes were not able to be captured.

Agenda Items discussed:

– Property taxes were discussed, a public hearing will be needed.

– Sound level ordinances discussed

– It will have to be decided who are the participated residents are vs the non-participating regarding the sound ordinance

Town Workshop Meeting 4-22-2020

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Agenda Items discussed:

– An article will be posted in the Batavia Daily News regarding upcoming workshops to discuss revising the local wind ordinances for the town.

– The meetings are planned to be on Wednesday at 6pm on April 29th, May 6th, and May 13th. Look at the article for more information.

– The meeting was based around wind ordinances being updated to reflect the latest recommendations from the wind turbine companies.

– The new ordinances would be put in place to accommodate new technology and data found in modern wind turbines as the old ordinances may be outdated and constructed based on old data and tech from years ago when wind turbine tech was newer.

– The main recommendation is to increase the height of the turbines. This would be to produce more electricity more efficiently based on the wind patterns of the local region.

– 500ft tall may no longer a practical limitation which is the current ordinance. The wind turbine companies recommend higher (700ft +) to catch the wind to produce more electricity and make the windmills worth the cost.

– In addition to this the safety area around each turbine will have to be increased to accommodate the higher height. (1300 ft or more?)

Town Board Meeting 4/8/2020

Town Board Meeting 4-8-2020
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Agenda Items To Be Noted from the Town Board Meeting 4-8-20:

-Discussion of UB report and Barre Wind Law to be held on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 at 6 PM
-Replacement of fire extinguishers discussed in town hall
-Motion passed to preplace 3 street lights
-Municipal insurance will only apply to events approved by the town and must be on town or state property. This language will be added at next month’s meeting.
-Motion passed to preplace 3 street lights
-Added new member of town board
– 2 new grievance board members
-Spectrum high speed internet added to new roads
-Spectrum fiber optic cable added to parts of town within 1 year
– Added applications for apex job to the town hall in case people don’t have access to them on internet
– The construction bill too Apex needs to be paid after it is itemized correctly
– Year to date the town has spent $139,737 (26.6% of 2020 budget)

Please call or email your questions to Sean Pogue at 585-589-5100 Extension 108 or spogue@townofbarreny.com.