Newly Elected Training December 6

Newly Elected Officials Training

Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Online Only via Zoom, No Cost

Presentations will be made by Sarah Brancatella and Lori Mithen-Demasi from the Association of Towns of the State of New York

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Topics to be covered include conflicts of interest, codes of ethics and boards of ethics, financial disclosure … Read More...

Commission Board Meeting December 11

The Tug Hill Commission board will meet on Monday, December 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Village of West Carthage, 61 High Street, West Carthage, NY 13619.  The meeting will include routine business of the commission, and review of major projects and activities in the region. The public is welcome to attend and there will be a … Read More...

Lake-Effect Electrification November 14, Sandy Creek

Delving even deeper into the atmospheric phenomenon east of Lake Ontario, Dr. Scott Steiger – assisted by twenty-two undergraduate students from SUNY Oswego – recently completed fieldwork across the Tug Hill region for a new Lake-Effect Electrification (LEE) project. This project was unique in the collection of first-of-its-kind data with cutting edge lightning mapping
arrays, dual-polarization X-band radar, and brand …

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

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...