Built to Last: The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Tug Hill Region

Join the Tug Hill Commission and the Oneida County Historical Center as we explore the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) throughout the Tug Hill Region.

The CCC, fondly known as Roosevelt’s Tree Army, was a public works program developed under President Roosevelt’s New Deal. This program offered paid opportunities for young men during the Great Depression to sow … Read More...

Remote Meetings Extended Through April 15, 2022

On January 14, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into Law Chapter 1 of the Laws of 2022 amending Chapter 417 of the Laws of 2021 to authorize any public body (as that term is defined by §102(2) of the Open Meetings Law) “to meet and take such action authorized by law without permitting in public in-person access to meetings and … 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...