Given the most recent guidance from NYS and the CDC regarding the coronavirus, the Tug Hill Commission has made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Tug Hill Local Government Conference scheduled for Thursday, March 26. Registered attendees, exhibitors and speakers should have already received email messages from someone at the commission with information.
We are working with our speakers to gather their presentations or recordings of their presentations. While not ideal, we know many of you depend on the LGC training to meet your four-hour planning and zoning board training requirement. This year’s schedule was exceptional with many hot topics being addressed, and we want you to have this information in hand sooner rather than later. Please watch your email for more information over the next week, as well as our 2020 LGC Page and Facebook page. We will upload the presentation materials as we receive them from our speakers. Please keep in mind that presenters may not have the capability or availability to provide us their sessions, as they too may be facing a great deal of uncertainty in their work flows.
We hope you, your families, and your communities stay healthy and that this situation resolves quickly. We will miss seeing you on March 26, but know that we are only a phone call or email away. Please reach out to us at (315) 785-2380 if you have any questions.
The commission has just completed a new issue paper titled The Next Generation of Wind Farms on Tug Hill. As of September 2016, there are six proposed wind farms being planned for the Tug Hill region; four are in various stages of the permitting process and two in early stages of planning. The issue paper provides answers to common questions that municipalities may have about commercial wind farms, how they are permitted, what should be considered and steps municipalities can take to be sure they are part of the planning process. The paper is available on our website
or you can contact us for a copy.