Annual Town Budget Workshops September 28 and October 5

The Tug Hill Commission will host a free Town Budget Workshop presented by Laird Petrie to assist town officials in preparing their 2022 annual budgets.  The training will be offered at two locations, Albion Town Hall, 15 Bridge St., Altmar on Tuesday September 28 from 6:30-8:30pm and Port Leyden Village Office, 3387 Douglas St., Port Leyden on Tuesday, October 5 … Read More...

Planning Board Overview Training September 27 at JCC

The Jefferson County Planning Department and NYS Tug Hill Commission are sponsoring free training for planning boards on Monday, September 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Jefferson Community College (JCC) in the Jules Center, Room 6-002. This Planning Board Basics course addresses the powers and duties of town, village, and city planning boards and commissions. The administrative and … Read More...

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...

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...