Town Board Meeting: 9/9/20

Town Board Meeting 9-9-20

*Municipal meetings are never edited*- Approve water payment- Bills / Budget Review / covering checks- Water district questions- Minutes / COVID hearing- Water district 9- Hidden resolutions- Wind ordinance- Next board meeting October 14 at 7 PM- September 17 at 7 PM – Elected officials only meeting at Library- Fire company: Re-paving parking lot, 2 proposals- Violation letter of vacant lot- Review of previous workshop- Public hearing September 30, held where many people can attend at 6:30 PM, will check on a call-in option- Columbus day workshop?- Workshop at 5 PM on October 14, before the Town Board meeting- Budgets for Townline and Highway- New signs at park, 3 fences and pavilion, expressing COVID standards- Building permits & dog licensing- Increase in land value- Reading of letter about highway crew: thanks!- Reading of letter about living residence / windmill project- Point of view of townspeople

Gepostet von Know Your Facts USA am Donnerstag, 10. September 2020

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– Approve water payment

– Bills / Budget Review / covering checks

– Water district questions

– Minutes / COVID hearing

– Water district 9

– Hidden resolutions

– Wind ordinance

– Next board meeting October 14 at 7 PM

– September 17 at 7 PM – Elected officials only meeting at Library

– Fire company: Re-paving parking lot, 2 proposals

– Violation letter of vacant lot

– Review of previous workshop

– Public hearing September 30, held where many people can attend at 6:30 PM, will check on a call-in option

– Columbus day workshop?

– Workshop at 5 PM on October 14, before the Town Board meeting

– Budgets for Townline and Highway

– New signs at park, 3 fences and pavilion, expressing COVID standards

– Building permits & dog licensing

– Increase in land value

– Reading of letter about highway crew: thanks!

– Reading of letter about living residence / windmill project

– Point of view of townspeople

Town of Barre Workshop – 8/19/2020

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Recommendations made & research done considered for town revision of “wind law”

Many factors taken into consideration

87% of what we got back from the town does not want change

63-72% opposed if 100% of Barre responds

No more questions about the surveys

Research done in 2018 about the turbines

Review of the phases

More wind turbine discussions

Shadow flicker hours? Reduction to 25 hours

Construction hours? Monday thru Saturday from 6 AM – 8 PM, with exceptions of cement pouring

Cutting hours takes longer, but plan allows for quiet Sundays

Wavier – Maybe grated? Yes.

Review of the final 5 pages

Recommendations made & research done considered for town revision of “wind law”

Many factors taken into consideration

87% of what we got back from the town does not want change

63-72% opposed if 100% of Barre responds

No more questions about the surveys

Research done in 2018 about the turbines

Review of the phases

More wind turbine discussions

Shadow flicker hours? Reduction to 25 hours

Construction hours? Monday thru Saturday from 6 AM – 8 PM, with exceptions of cement pouring

Cutting hours takes longer, but plan allows for quiet Sundays

Wavier – Maybe grated? Yes.

Review of the final 5 pages

**Meetings are never edited. 3 hour cut off mark caused a reset in recording, resulting in a small gap in…

Gepostet von Know Your Facts USA am Montag, 31. August 2020

Town Board Meeting 7/8/2020

**Municipal meetings are never edited** 1:20 Clarification on intervenor funding and wind ordinance
13:47 Minutes
14:15 Next Board Meeting scheduled for August 12th Will take place in the court room with limited number of people, social distance and facial masks requirements, which may change based on the requirements in that moment
16:30 Wind district 10
16:50 Wind district 9
17:39 Budget transfers for new business
18:20 Public wifi during COVID19
public wifi has been installed in front of the building No password needed, anyone can access from the parking lot- search “Barre Hotspot”
21:15 Harrassment Discrimination training requirement
23:20 New working document on wind law
33:38 Finance
34:30 Park
36:30 Updates
37:53 Planning Board
40:10 Park guidlines and protocols for Little League Practicing and activities Signs to be posted in front of the park- encouraging social distance and wearing facial masks
44:10 Agreement on allocation of funding
56:30 Reopening of court chamber
58:30 Letters

Town of Barre Workshop 6/17/2020

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*Background noise is possible, due to at-home recordings*
Phone call disconnected at 40 minutes, re-connected shortly afterward

Changes made today / 23 hours ago
Stated a year ago that no changes were to be made
Noise concerns at resident’s homes, analysis of sounds
Disconnection
More sound discussions, keeping decibels above or below a certain point
Proper care of the residents
Planning Board: Next Thursday 6/25/20
July 23: County Planning Board Meeting
Town Board: July 8, phone meeting for everybody
Submit forms before July 1, if possible
Still continuing phone call meetings

Town Board Meeting 6/10/20

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3:30 – Moment of Silence for an individual passing
4:00 – Review of Bills
5:00 – Minutes
6:30 – Instructions for meeting protocol
7:15 – Old Business
10:45 Water district construction plan
12:00 Workshop scheduled for next Wednesday
14:30 Town Hall Entrance policy
22:00 Finance
34:00 – Update on Heritage Winds
38:00 – Reading Letters of Concern

Town Workshop 5/27/20

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Topics Discussed:
This Workshop was focused on the topic of the wind energy project.
Details covered within discussion were:
– Possible danger to health of residents of Barre with the addition of the wind towers.
– Town of Barre wants to move forward and encourage wind energy for economic boost to the town. And move forward with certain guidelines and regulations.
– Is the Comprehensive Plan being followed?
– 350:96 Legislative Authority
– Section A – Grammatical errors
– Article 10 vs. Aritcle 23 : when will one go and one be implemented.
– What is a large project and what is a small project under this plan?
– Who will participate and what buildings or residences will qualify?
– 350:99 – Wind Energy Overlay Zone
– 350:100 – Zoning
– Referendum to zoning – should the residents vote?
– 350:101 – Application and waiver
– Change to the setback placement?
– 350:121
– 15A #6 Decommissioning – Removal of Structures and debris
– 16 – Lifespan of the project

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.