Open Government Issues in Planning and Zoning Decisions April 29

Thursday April 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm

“Open Government” is widely accepted as a desirable goal, but there are complexities and intricacies in implementing its principles. This session, by attorney Mark Schachner, focuses on planning and zoning decision-making at public meetings, communications outside of public meetings, site inspections and “FOIL-ability” of various planning and zoning documents. Other topics to be … Read More...

Local Regulation: Enactment Procedure April 15 at Noon

This session, by Chris Eastman and Patricia Burke of the New York State Department of State, addresses the process a municipality must go through in order to adopt a resolution, ordinance or local law, as well as the merits of using each procedure. Topics will include notice provisions and posting; aging of legislation prior to action; required hearings; and required … Read More...

Right-sizing Stream Crossings Webinar Materials Available

The presentation for and recording of the Right-sizing Stream Crossings for Fish, Wildlife and Resiliency webinar are available.

This training session, originally scheduled for the 2020 Local Government Conference in the highway track, was presented by Corbin Gosier (corbin.gosier@dec.ny.gov), Biologist 2 (Ecology) of the Division of Fish and Wildlife at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

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An overview of New Local Government Retention Schedule 400 Plus Pages of Changes, Updates and Ensuring You Can Throw Things Away Legally

A recording of this webinar is available on our YouTube Channel.

Michael Martin from the office of New York State Archives presents on the new Retention and Disposition Schedule for New York Local Government Records or LGS-1. The LGS-1 was launched on August 1, 2020 and replaced all previous schedules on January 1, 2021. Its role in local governments, … Read More...

NEW – Tug Hill Recreation Guide

The new Tug Hill Recreation Guide is printed and available, created by a partnership among the 1000 Islands International Tourism Council, Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, Oswego County Tourism, Oneida County Tourism, Tug Hill Commission and Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust. The 64-page, full color guide features communities across the region and over 25 full page trail maps for non-motorized Read More...

Commission Adopts 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

The Tug Hill Commission 2020-24 Strategic Plan was adopted by the commission board in October, and is available at https://tughill.org/strategic-plan/.

The new plan reaffirms the commission mission, approach and core competencies, and emphasizes the importance of circuit riders especially in the light of recent Council of Government growth.  Looking forward, the commission will spend more time on economic development, … Read More...

2019 Residents and Landowners Survey Results Released

A lively, interactive presentation by Center for Community Studies researchers Joel LaLone, Larry Danforth and Andy Draper, on the attitudes and perceptions of Tug Hill residents and landowners, was the highlight of the commission’s annual meeting on November 7.  Approximately 60 people attended the gathering at Tug Hill Vineyards.

The “Family Feud” style delivery of survey results highlighted several major … Read More...