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Planners seek extension of wind power moratorium

FREDONIA -- The Pomfret Town Board has been asked by the town Planning Board to extend the moratorium on wind power systems by six months.

The Town Board this week set a hearing on the measure for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 27 in Town Hall.

The Town Board and Planning Board will hold a special combined workshop to discuss the development of the town's comprehensive plan at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Town Hall.

The board renewed the cable service franchise contract with Time Warner. It expires in 2012.

The board also named a new deputy town clerk, Carol Stafford of Fredonia. She assumes the title immediately at a pay rate of $10.92 an hour, working an average of 20 hours a week. Stafford also is the 2007 tax collector for the town.

The board noted there is an opening on the Board of Assessment. Those interested in applying should send a letter to Supervisor Don Steger at Town Hall by Jan. 31.

The board's yearly reorganizational meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3.

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