99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, 8/12/09
POTSDAM TOWN COUNCIL SAYS NO TO SNELL PARCEL ANNEXATION--The Council voted 3-1 Tuesday to pass a resolution saying the proposed annexation of Snell Office and Apartment Complex on Route 56 from to the Village from the Town would not be in the Town's best interest. The main reason stated in a lengthy resolution is the Council's opinion backed up by case law the annexation would benefit Snell alone. Councilmember Judy Rich cast the lone 'no' vote, saying the annexation would bring in more taxes, which is beneficial whether the Village or Town receives them. Snell was seeking annexation to avoid having to install water disinfection equipment by connecting with Village water which requires annexation.
COLTON FIRE DISTRICT TAXPAYERS SAY 'NO' TO NEW FIRE HALL PROPOSAL BY WIDE MARGIN--Voters with a tally of 299-88 rejected a proposed 5.8 million dollar bond referendum. The main reason taxpayers told 99 News was the rates would more than double if the 22-thousand square foot proposal on the table were to go forward.
$135K NEEDED FOR ANIMAL SHELTER RENOVATION-EXPANSION TO BREAK GROUND--Potsdam Humane Society Board Chair Bonnie Boyd told us yesterday the money announced by the US Department of Agriculture is for the future, and most the money will be a low-interest loan so the need for donations continues. Hopes are to have the project bid in tims for the project to start by winter. the money needs to be raised by the end of September for letting in October.
ALL MAIL WITH '136__" ZIP CODES WILL GO TO SYRACUSE, THEN BACK NORTH WITH PROCESSING MOVE--The US Postal Service announced yesterday it will move processing from Watertown to Syracuse by the end of October. Officials say delivery should not be delayed with the move.
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