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Another hearing for notifications

At public hearing, support given for even larger neighbor notification radius

— LaCivita added that while codifying a law is a “courtesy,” he said there are other ways that the town can do notifications, suggesting an electronic notification.

“It’s a town-wide approach. That’s the way we should be looking and go from there,” LaCivita said.

Howard Carr, of Cherry Tree Road, said he’s been a resident of Colonie for 40 years and works in the development community.

“I’ve done a lot of projects in this town and I can tell you there’s never been a problem with notice. To think about that someone is going to convert a one-family residence to a two-family residence and have to notify 1,000 feet out is just not realistic in terms of the economics that go into something like that,” he said. “I think you need to take that into consideration.”

He added that the state’s environmental review regulations already have a substantial notification requirement “that’s a burden on whoever undertakes a project.”

The Town Board scheduled a second public hearing on the matter will be held on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at Colonie Town Hall, before the regularly scheduled Town Board meeting.

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