PUBLIC HEARING AT 6 TONIGHT
By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
COOPERSTOWN – The culmination of a two-year study designed to bring department-head and county-rep salaries into line will be presented this evening at the public hearing on Otsego County’s 2019 budget.
The public hearing will be at 6 p.m. in the county courthouse on upper Main Street, Cooperstown.
The salary plan, developed by averaging maximum-minimum salaries in 16 similar Upstate counties, would increase what are called M&C salaries (for managerial and confidential employees) by 20 percent.
DETAILS IN THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS
By PARKER FISH – Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
OTEGO – At its first public meeting since the June 30 deadline for RFPs, the Unatego Central school board last night agreed in front of a packed crowd to hold a public hearing on three perspective buyers for the former Otego Elementary School building at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 30.
The school board may choose a buyer that evening.
Each applicant will be given 15 minutes to discuss their plans for the building. Each presentation will be followed by 15 minutes of questions from the public before voting.
After initially sending out a request for proposals, the board received three proposals for the building from:
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 1
COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 7 p.m. CGP Students present “Listen to Everyone”, using oral history recordings with the aged. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Call Karen Cadwalader 607-547-0600 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/
TABLET TALK – 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Bring questions about your tablet and find the answers with the group. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOV. 28
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CONCERT – 9 p.m. Rudy Currance. Hunt Union Waterfront, 108 Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org, (607)436-3730, or CLICK HERE.
3D DESIGN – 6 p.m. Create your own holiday themed cookie cutter. Optional 3D printing. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St, Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/3d-printing
PUBLIC HEARING – 7 p.m. Public hearing on Cooperstown Comprehensive Plan. Village Hall, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Copies of the plan can be reviewed at the Village office, cooperstownny.org/residents/
With Revisions, Company
Must Return To Trustees
By JIM KEVLIN • for www.AllOTSEGO.com
COOPERSTOWN – By a 6-1 vote, the Village Board a few minute ago approved a special permit for CVS’ drive-thru pharmacy, but with at least a dozen conditions, ranging from a detailed traffic study, to interior and exterior lighting safeguards, to ensuring safe access to Badger Park.
“I believe we kind of covered everything everyone addressed,” Mayor Jeff Katz said after the vote, addressing two dozen members of the public who attended the public hearing on the project.
The conditions – the motion, running a page and a half single space, had been prepared in advance of the hearing and public input – will require CVS to appear again before the Village Board to show they have been met, and another vote by the trustees at that time.