zoning

The New Scotland Town Board settled months of back-and-forth among the various boards as to what constitutes a flashing sign.

Some members of the New Scotland Zoning Board expressed skepticism with the planning board’s appeal of what constitutes a flashing sign. A public hearing is to be held before any other decisions can be made about whether to allow the applicants to install their digital signs.

On the brink of approval, a developer for senior housing is backing out, concerned over the cost of pollution cleanup.

A developer wants to build a three-story apartment building for residents aged 55 and older at Mill Hill Court and Route 155, as the final phase of a Planned Unit Development. If approved, this 92-unit apartment building would be built instead of a planned 160-bed nursing home.

GUILDERLAND — Town officials are eager to have William Larned & Sons move Stitt Road as promised years ago. The company has a large mine located near the road.

The Governors Motor Inn is listed for sale at $475,000, a price that Realtor Tony Trimarchi of CM Fox said takes into consideration the need to pay more than $200,000 to the county in back taxes.

A second vote was taken at Knox’s town board meeting Tuesday night on establishing a second business district in the town. As at the July meeting, the vote failed with a tie of 2 to 2.

Smith's Tavern

Voorheesville adopted a moratorium on development at the end of June so that its first-ever comprehensive land-use plan can be completed. 

GUILDERLAND — Two projects that would be the first major solar-energy structures in Guilderland came before the planning board on July 12, and the board has received an application for a third.

At a packed public hearing Tuesday night on a proposed business district at the intersection of routes 156 and 157, the Knox Town Board vote was tied 2 to 2, with one absent member, as the audience grew heated with the deliberation.

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