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BOARD VOTES TO EXTEND SUBDIVISION MORATORIUM

New subdivision development is still on hold in the Town of Aurora.

The Town Board last week voted, 4-1, to extend the town's subdivision moratorium by another three months until June 28. Councilman Jeffrey Harris voted against the extension.

The town's six-month moratorium expired last Tuesday.

When the town first enacted the moratorium in September, it did so with an eye toward crafting growth controls and tightening its zoning. The town's largest new water district at $12.9 million, approved last summer for the south-central portion of town, has spurred concern that new pressure from developers will surface.

Several town residents who own large tracts of land began receiving letters last year from out-of-town developers.

Aurora Supervisor Terence Yarnall said he expects a recommendation soon from the Town Planning and Conservation Board, which would protect against large development projects. The Town Board plans to meet with Planning Board members Wednesday to work on the measure.

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