Richfield Moves On Zoning

The Richfield Town Board had a special meeting June 7.


Based on recommendations from the Zoning Committee, the Board approved Town Board Resolution No. 2 with changes to send to Town Attorney James Hughes for adoption at a later meeting. Residents had a chance to offer input during the Zoning Committee’s work.


Supervisor Nick Palevsky said 95 percent of the changes are loosening or clarifying restrictions.


Councilman Rex Seamon said he wanted more time to review the changes and no money has been budgeted for zoning changes.


Councilman Larry Frigault said the changes remove things that are important and is not a good use of taxpayer money.


Councilman Ed Bello said the changes are good for people.


The Board voted 3-2 in support of the changes, with Bello, Palevsky and Frederick Eckler voting yes.


The Board discussed what water treatment system would be the best option to install at Bakers Beach.


Bello explained the difference between an ultraviolet system vs. a chlorine system. The beach needs to have potable water in order for the Department of Health to issue the Town a permit to operate Bakers Beach.


The Board voted to allocate $2,900 to hire Rick Starr to install a chlorine water treatment system at Bakers Beach, and to spend $1,500 to hire Rick Starr to bring the well at Bakers Beach up to the DOH standards.


Highway Superintendent Tim Proctor informed the board that after further review…



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