The December monthly meeting of the Town of Litchfield was opened at 7:30 p.m. by Town Supervisor Jim Entwistle.
Codes Enforcement Officer Ray Donley advised he gave his year-end report to Town Clerk Nicole Edwards. There was a total of 19 permits issued in 2022. As compared to past years that number is low.
According to Donley, normally there are about 30-35 permits issued.
Herkimer County Legislator Ray Donley reported Herkimer County wrote a letter to New York state opposing Executive Law 94-c. This law, passed in March 2002, allows the Office of Renewable Energy Siting to circumvent local municipalities in the 94-c process.
The 94-c law deals with Major Renewable Energy Development Programs in NYS. i.e. – wind, solar, etc. projects.
Entwistle read the bank balances for the Certificates of Deposit, the General Fund and Highway Fund accounts. The Highway and General bills were reviewed by the board.
Entwistle made a motion to transfer monies to cover expenditures in both the General and Highway budgets. The board approved all transfers and the payment of all bills.
The minutes from the October and November meetings were reviewed and approved.
Entwistle advised a letter was received from Diane Barber regarding a donation to the Litchfield Cemetery. The relatives of John Stanton Avery hold a yearly reunion and the descendants decided to give a donation to the cemetery this year.
Town Historian Tom Bentley answered the letter, thanking them for their donation.
The 2023 contract from Herkimer County Real Property Tax Services was received. The price per parcel will remain at $12 (same as last year). The total cost will be $13,000 for the year.
Councilman Jonathan Knauth made the motion to…