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New Scotland official wants to toss size cap

Under Staph's proposal the planning board would be able to review developments, and they would be subject to environmental and other impact studies as well.

Charles Voss, a member of the board said the law pointed out the nature of the law is to restrict retail use.

"The sole purpose of Local Law I is to restrict one form of use, that's large-scale commercial retail use," Voss said.

Staph said the developers should be held responsible for funding studies to determine if a development is appropriate, but he said he is mindful of the landowners as well.

"I've got a problem with restricting land owners' rights," Staph said.

Staph said a draft of the law is expected to be decided on at the Tuesday, March 3, meeting of the planning board.

The Town Board will then need to hold a public hearing, and vote on the law before it can be enacted.

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