Monday, September 11, 2017
Marion Municipal Room
Supervisor Deyo opened the Public Hearing at 7:32PM. The purpose of the Public Hearing was to hear all persons for or against the proposed Local Law # 3 2017– Public Nuisance.
PRESENT: LaVerne Bliek Councilman
Michael Fonte Councilman
Ronald Lonneville Councilman
Monica Deyo Supervisor
Deborah Smith Clerk of the Board
ABSENT: Nathan Kauffman Councilman
OTHERS PRESENT: Perry Howland, reporter for Sun and Record; Jeff Cragg, Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator; Tim Boerman, Highway Superintendent; Duane Smeatin, Code Enforcement Officer; Joan Fisher, Heidi Jensen, Nick Deming, Joe Mander, Randy Balliet and Ray Seppeler residents and 15 par-gov students.
Supervisor Deyo stated a Public Nuisance is declared to exist whenever, through violations of any of the provisions of the law resulting from separate incidents at a building, structure or place, three or more “notice of violation letters” are sent to the property owner within a period of 6 months. Some examples of the provisions are controlled substances offenses, offenses involving marihuana, unlawfully dealing with a child, gambling offenses, disorderly conduct, harassment etc.
Councilman Lonneville stated the one we have a problem with is harassment. We have individuals harassing people and creating problems for businesses.
This is what is driving this law. Supervisor Deyo stated Troopers and Sheriff Deputies have stated they could not do anything about certain situations because we did not have anything on the books to address this.
With no further questions or comments, Supervisor Deyo closed the Public Hearing at 7:36pm.
Deborah D. Smith, Town Clerk/Clerk of the Board