Bridgewater Codes Issues Dealt With In Town Court

The Town of Bridgewater Board met this month to discuss new business.


The Board began business by approving a resolution accepting the resignation of Dave Washburn as the Zoning Board of Appeals chair, and approving the application of Diedre Williams as the ZBA Chair.


Town of Bridgewater Supervisor Dale DeKing gave Williams a brief overview of the expected responsibilities and requirements between the ZBA and Town Board. Williams thanked the Board for the opportunity and their offer to assist her any way they can.


The Zoning Board met for July with an empty agenda.


The Planning Board met in July with no new business and no walk-ins. The next Planning Board meeting was Aug. 17.


Codes Officer Patrick Baron reported Stewart's Shops has asked to install an addition. They're planning on building a walk-in freezer addition.


A variance for a shed on Route 20 is being finalized with fees being consolidated. Some violators complied with their court appearances, some did not.


Town of Bridgewater Attorney Matt Fanelli said though several people didn't show up to court, trials will be continuing despite the absence of the violator. A local junkyard in non-compliance has until Aug. 30 to reach compliance.


Baron and Fanelli held a lengthy discussion about the proper next steps in dealing with abandoned and condemned properties.


Town of Bridgewater Assessor Bernie Szarek said he is taking classes online for credits but he still has to go to Syracuse to take the test…



The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper.