99 NEWS FOR TUESDAY, 12/20/11
POTSDAM TRUSTEES SET HEARING DATE ON PROPOSED TAX CAP OVER-RIDE OPTION--The board voted unanimously to set a hearing January 3rd at 6:30pm on a proposed local law that would allow the board to go over the cap next fiscal year, if it feels it needs to. Mayor Steve Yurgartis says the formula the state sets is "....so complicated, I wouldn't even give it to my senior engineering students..." Administrator David Fenton says the claimed "2 percent cap" is a misnomer, saying there are allowances for certain expenses, putting the cap realistically in the range of 3-to-4 percent. He also says penalties if the Village calculates the cap wrong, could cost the Village hundreds of thousands of dollars in subsequent years.
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CLARKSON SHOWS OFF ITS NEW NANOENGINEERING-BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER FOR STATE SENATOR JOE GRIFFO MONDAY; CENTER HAS LINKS TO THE MILITARY AND CIVILLIAN INDUSTRIES IN CYBERSECURITY, PROSTHETICS.
OXYCODONE BUST YIELDS THREE ARRESTS BY THE COUNTY DRUG TASK FORCE MONDAY...25-YEAR-OLD FRANCES SUMMER OF CANTON AND 25-YEAR-OLD MARCIA FULLER OF BOMBAY CHARGED WITH SALE FELONIES AND JAILED; 22-YEAR-OLD LESLIE CLIFFORD OF CANTON CHARGED WITH MISDEMEANOR CONSPIRACY AND POSSESSION AND RELEASED ON COURT TICKETS
OGDENSBURG JOURNAL: CITY MANAGER ART SCIORRA SUSPENDED FROM ALL DUTIES OVER KNOX STREET HOUSE CONTROVERSY, SCIORRA HAS THE RIGHT TO A HEARING
POTSDAM MAYOR, TOWN SUPERVISOR AGFREE THE TOWN CONTRIBUTES TO THE VILLAGE; VALUE-DOLLAR AMOUNT DISPUTED. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMITTEE AGREES THE ISSUE SHOULD NOT BE IN THE DOCUMENT