Town Board to hit the road

Councilman Mark Hennessey expressed reservations about how the open meetings law would apply to the meetings, but indicated he was in support of having them.

"I'm actually looking forward to talking less and hearing more from the people of the community," he said.

He also emphasized that the meetings should focus on the area the meeting is being held, and not turn into a "road show" where townwide initiatives are played up.

Kotary said the meetings could also be an opportunity to show off some of the town's historic structures like the Cedar Hill Schoolhouse in Selkirk.

"I think these are great ideas, we've had these in the past," he said.

The town in the past has inhabited various spaces outside of Town Hall for forums, generally aimed at addressing a specific issue. Kotary specifically mentioned a meeting held under former Supervisor Theresa Egan regarding the Selkirk Bypass project.

Further details on the meetings around town will be forthcoming, but there was consensus that they should be held at 7 p.m."not 6, when the board normally meets"to allow for greater community access.

Selkirk resident Cindy Radliff, who has long been petitioning the town to extend sewer service to residential areas in her part of town, asked the board during public comment that the first meeting be held in Selkirk and include that issue.


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