Town Board Places Nine-Month Moratorium to Work on Local Laws

On October 21, 2014, the Town Board of the Town of Hunter enacted local law No. 4 of 2014. The local law places a nine-month moratorium on applications for approval of site plans and subdivisions in the Town of Hunter (Town). The purpose of the law is to give the Town time to review and update existing land use laws that have either become antiquated or ineffectual.

After receiving a grant to review its land use laws, the Town formed a committee of diverse community members and hired a consultant. Committee members consist of two Town Board members, two Planning Board members, one alternate Planning Board member and two resident community members. The consulting firm assisting the town in its review is Delaware Engineering.

Tasked with bringing the Town’s land use laws up to date, the committee and consultants were instructed to keep in mind the rural character of the community, the health, safety and welfare of the town residents, and the protection of the community’s natural resources.