Open Meetings Law Material Available

The New York State Committee on Open Government held a virtual training on the Open Meetings Law on December 16. Kristin O’Neill, the Assistant Director of the Committee on Open Government, conducted the session which consisted of a one-hour overview of the statute followed by a question-and-answer period.

The presentation outlined the requirements for public participation, video conferencing and meeting … 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...

Minimum Maintenance Road Legislation 2019 – Session Update

The 2019 NYS Legislative Session has ended, and while the long-standing minimum maintenance road legislation continued to be active, it was not passed by both houses.

The Senate bill, S2910 sponsored by Senator Griffo, was approved out of the Senate Transportation Committee with new chairman Senator Kennedy from Buffalo, and passed the Senate on June 13.  The companion Assembly bill, … Read More...