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Town of Otsego planning board

Otsego Planning Board Approves SPCA Shelter Plan

Otsego Planning Board

OKs Animal Shelter Plan

Phoebe Keel, 9, stood up at the Town of Otsego Planning Board meeting this evening to voice support for the new Susquehanna Animal Shelter during a public comment on the site plan in Fly Creek. “I love the SPCA and the animals here and it needs to have a new building,” she said.  Keel is the granddaughter of SQSPCA board members Nicole and Gaylord Dillingham, who also chairs the Shelter Us fund drive.  She is visiting from California for the summer. The board unanimously approved the site plan. (Jennifer Hill/AllOTSEGO.com)
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36-Room Plan At Hickory Grove Withdrawn; 21 Rooms Remain

36-Room Plan At Hickory Grove

Withdrawn; 21 Rooms Remain

FLY CREEK – The petition for a three-story, 36-room hotel at the former Hickory Grove Inn on West Lake Road was withdrawn at the start of last night’s town Planning Board meeting, according to Otsego 2000’s Ellen Pope.

Attorney Les Sittler, representing developers Joe Galati and Susanne Adsit’s Blackbird Hollow Co., cited his reason for withdrawing the application as that conflicts of interest on the planning board remained unresolved.

The permit issued in 2014, for a 21-room hotel with a pool and pavilion, still remains.

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