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The Newstead Planning Board has agreed to change the procedure for public hearings on minor subdivisions.

Code Enforcement Officer Donnal D. Folger asked the Planning Board last month to consider allowing the Building Department to schedule the public hearing as soon as a completed application is received. He said he felt that "it would cut down on the amount of time needed to approve a

Board members said as long as they continue to have the same avenues open to them in the decision-making process, they are willing to change the process.

On another matter, officials reviewed the proposed subdivision request by Dale Perry. Reilly told planners that the Town Board wants to hold an easement for the creek that runs along the back of the
proposed lots.

"They do not wish to maintain as easement on the pond or either sideline," he said. "Access to the creek can be attained off Hake Road. The pond will have to be maintained by the owners of the four lots."

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