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Marilla corrects errors in town’s zoning map

The Marilla Town Board has approved a series of amendments to correct errors in the town’s zoning map.

Supervisor Earl Gingerich Jr. said, for example, that the zoning for Ken’s Service Station on Clinton Street was corrected to “B” for business, instead of “B-1,” which is the most restrictive business zoning.

The board also approved the zoning change of a 25-acre site on Clinton Street owned by Leon Berner that he had requested be rezoned from agricultural to business last year.

The Planning Board approved it last year and forwarded it to the Town Board. A public hearing was held, and the state environmental quality review process was completed, but for some reason the board passed a resolution that was not filed properly. The board determined it was not Berner’s fault and voted to approve the zoning change to B.

The board heard an inquiry from a resident Ron Goodlander of Marian Lane regarding the hydrants in his neighborhood that were buried in snow. Gingerich said it has been the town and fire company custom to have residents step up and keep the hydrants cleared because there is no money in the town’s budget to take on the duty.

Gingerich said the new sludge committee has met three times since January. They have three reports that are available to the public. Gingerich said he has not heard from the state Department of Environmental Conservation regarding a proposed permit from Stanley Travis of Eastwood Road to store sludge in a million-gallon tank owned by Quasar Energy Corp. of West Seneca. The proposal sparked a huge public outcry. The committee was formed to study the issue.

The board also voted to:

• Pay Tompkins Insurance Agency $48,478 to provide the town insurance at a savings of 4 percent over last year’s cost of $50,681.

• Change the shooting hours at Allied Sportsmen of WNY on Clinton Street. The club will reduce its Sunday shooting hours by one hour and limit special event shooting dates to nine out of a proposed 26 Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

• Appoint Hawkins, Delafield & Wood as bond counsel for water districts, painting the water tank and purchase of trucks.

• Appoint Tom Malecki as outside auditor to do the court audit at a cost of $1,500.

• Approve a petty cash fund of $100 for the Justice Courts.

• To expand the corporate limits of Clarence to include Marilla for the Industrial Development Agency, at the request of the State Legislature.

Also at the meeting, Gingerich corrected a mistake made at the organization meeting and appointed William Reuman to a five-year term on the Zoning Board of Appeals instead of Stanley Travis, who is still in the middle of his term. Travis will serve as chairman.

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