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Bambi L. Avery

Town Clerk




Please take notice that the Town Board of the Town of Dryden will hold a public hearing on January 12, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Dryden Town Hall, 93 East Main Street, Dryden, New York, on a proposed local law providing for an extension of a moratorium on certain public utility installations for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days.  For an additional period of 180 days the Town of Dryden will not accept applications, consider or issue certain types of approvals or permits for new or modified public utility infrastructure (including, without limitation, pipelines, pipes, mains, and conduits) that involve an area of land disturbance associated with the public utility infrastructure of one or more acres, or that is proposed to exceed forty (40) feet in height.  The full text of the local law can be obtained from the Town Clerk or on the town’s website:

The Town Board will, at the above-stated time and place, hear all persons wishing to be heard with respect to the foregoing.  In addition, interested parties may submit written comment addressed to the Dryden Town Clerk, 93 East Main Street, Dryden, New York 13053 and actually received by the date and time of the public hearing as set forth herein.


DATED:  December 31, 2017








Be it enacted by the Town Board of the Town of Dryden as follows:

Section 1Findings and Purpose.  The Town Board of the Town of Dryden finds:

  1. The Town Board of the Town of Dryden adopted Local Law No. 2 of the Year 2016, entitled “A Local Law Providing for a Moratorium on Certain Public Utility Installations for a Period of One Hundred Eighty (180) Days,” which local law became effective on July 26, 2016 and expires on January 21, 2017.
  1. Town Board members, the Town’s Director of Planning, and the Town’s attorney have been researching and discussing issues related to potential new Town regulations of public utility installations.
  1. The Town Board anticipates that its review, study and consideration of these issues can be completed, and legislation, if needed, can be drafted and properly adopted by July 20, 2017.
  1. The Town Board is concerned that any new legislation would be significantly subverted if public utility installations covered by the moratorium were to be entertained and possibly approved before the Town Board completes the review and study process and considers legislation.
  1. Extension of the moratorium until July 20, 2017, will protect the public health, safety and welfare and further the goals of the moratorium by preventing the consideration and approval of certain types of public utility installations during the limited time the Town needs to complete such review and study and adopt such legislation.

Section 2.  Local Law No. 2 of the Year 2016 is hereby amended as follows:

  1. Section 1.H is amended to read as follows:

“H.  It is anticipated that the Town Board’s review, study and consideration of the issues described above can be completed by July 20, 2017, and that legislation, if needed, can be drafted and properly adopted within that timeframe.”

  1. The first sentence of Section 2 is amended to read as follows:

Section 2.  Prohibited Actions.  The Town Board hereby declares a moratorium through July 20, 2017, prohibiting each of the following actions in the Town, regardless of the submittal or receipt of any application prior to the effective date of this local law, unless permitted under Section 3 hereunder:”

The rest of Section 2 (paragraphs A-D) remains unchanged.

  1. Section 7 is revised to read as follows:

Section 7.  Term.  This local law shall be in effect through July 20, 2017, provided, however, that the Fines, Penalties and Other Remedies section shall remain in full force and effect after such date for the purpose of prosecuting any violation which occurred during the effective period of this local law.”

Section 3.  Any provision of Local Law No. 2 of the Year 2016 not amended herein remains in full force and effect.

Section 4.  Validity.  In the event that any portion of this law is declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the validity of the remaining portions shall not be affected by such declaration of invalidity.

Section 5.  Effective Date.  This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the New York Secretary of State.











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