99 NEWS FOR SATURDAY, 10/8/11
POTSDAM VILLAGE CODE ON HOUSE-TRAILERS NEEDS CHANGE, OFFICIALS SAY—Code Enforcement Officer Timothy O'Brien told the Village Planning Board Thursday code needs to be amended to read “mobile home-manufactured home”. The state defines “mobile home” as a factory built housing unit constructed before June 15th, 1976. A “manufactured home” is defined as a factory-built housing unit meeting HUD standards on or after that date. Therefore, O'Brien says a single-wide trailer that qualifies as a “manufactured home” under the definition must be considered a valid residence if placed in a properly-zoned area, and the Village cannot stop it. Planners are expected to forward the code amendment to Trustees, who must pass it in the form of a Local Law that requires a public hearing before they vote.
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SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS MEET WITH STATE SENATOR JOE GRIFFO IN NORWOOD FRIDAY CALLING FOR MORE EQUITABLE AID AND MANDATE RELIEF. BRASHER FALLS SCHOOL SUPER STEVE PUTMAN TOLD 99 NEWS POOR SCHOOLS ARE AIDED UNDER THE SAME FORMULA, NOT ACCOUNTING FOR HOW POOR THEY ARE
NORWOOD MUNICIPAL BUILDING RENOVATIONS CELEBRATED FRIDAY, 500-THOUSAND-DOLLAR USDA GRANT-LOAN MADE PROJECT POSSIBLE. USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT STATE DIRECTOR JILL HARVEY SAYS “THE STIMULUS HAS WORKED”
FRIDAY NIGHT RUCKUS AT CANTON-POTSDAM HOSPITAL BRINGS THE ARREST OF 25-YEAR-OLD TAMMY MATOTT OF POTSDAM ON COUNTS OF DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND UNLAWFUL MARIJUANA POSSESSION, MATOTT ARRAIGNED AND JAILED
DISTRICT 7 COUNTY LEGISLATOR SCOTT SUTHERLAND SAYS IMPORTANT PARTS OF “FOOD DAY” RESOLUTION WERE STRUCK, MAKING IT UNSUPPORTABLE. HE SAYS A STATEMENT ABOUT “EQUAL PAY” AND OTHER ITEMS NEEDED TO BE KEPT
STATE SENATOR BETTY LITTLE SAYS SCHOOL INTERNET SERVICES ARE UNDER-UTILIZED