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MALTA: Fire could go out

Both Supervisor Paul Sausville and Councilman Cliff Lange had expressed concern in early workshops on the matter related to some people's reliance on the wood burners as their only economical means to provide heat to their homes.

At the June 25 agenda meeting, Sausville indicated that Central Boiler, a manufacturer of outdoor wood furnaces, has already contacted the town and suggested the town is going too far in phasing out the furnaces over the next eight years.

The Department of Environmental Conservation is currently examining the topic of outdoor wood boilers and Saus-ville suggested the town may want to wait to learn of DEC's recommendations on the matter before making a decision.

The public hearing on outdoor wood boilers is scheduled to begin at 6:50 p.m. on Monday, July 2. Other public hearings scheduled for the evening include discussing a mass gathering permit for Veteran's fireworks, LEED Certification, ethics board referrals, approval of a new sign at St. Ledgers Woods, and Storage PODS. Public hearings are set to begin at 6:30 p.m. with the regularly scheduled town board meeting to begin at 7 p.m.

The Malta Town Board has also tentatively scheduled a workshop related to the Luther Forest Technology Campus for Thursday, July 19, at 7 p.m. The workshop will discuss the new proposal to bury 1.1 miles of electrical service and how that will impact the $1.5 million mitigation fees to be paid to the town. Another public workshop has been scheduled for Monday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. to review the downtown standards.""

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