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Second Solar Farm Plan For Brothertown Road

The Sept. 13 meeting of the Marshall Town Board opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and the approval of the Aug. 9 meeting minutes.

The first to speak during public comments was Colleen McGill from VanHyning Road, who has been stating that the Williams Fence business across from her home is in clear violation of the Town of Marshall zoning laws. She had submitted a complaint form for the Board to review in Executive Session, and asked for a resolution.

She had also filed a FOIL request, for which there was no response.

Town Supervisor Jack Buschmann said every member of the Board has reviewed her complaint and there is no further action that they will take on the matter.

McGill said she will file a formal complaint with Albany which oversees the town’s responses to code violations.

Jamie McNair, chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals, in his report told the Board that Debbie Zweifel has finished with the paper maps; now they need to determine which version to use.

At next month’s meeting, maps should be ready to review once the Oneida County Planning Department has looked them over.

The next item on their agenda is with Norbut Solar Farms. An escrow account of $5,000 from Norbut has been set up regarding their proposal to install a solar farm on Brothertown Road.

This will enable the town to hire an engineer and other consultants to review the plans and offer recommendations. The Board voted on and approved the escrow account of $5,000 from Norbut.

Codes Enforcement Officer Dan Ford said he has issued 25 permits so far this year. There were two new houses in the Town of Marshall, a couple of greenhouses, and a chicken coop, because it was in the flood plain.

He is working with the DEC to identify flood plain areas.

Dan Yoxall, Water Board chairman, said he has found a contractor who will work on the filter building in November. He said the area is under a conserve water notice.

They are using a third source of water to maintain the water levels, but the quality is not good. Once water level returns to normal, that will be shut down.

Highway Superintendent Bob Welch said he…


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

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