Town of Cape Vincent zoning ordinance committee is on task.

According to Robert Brown, chairman of the Town of Cape Vincent Zoning Committee, their work is proceeding well and they have thus far put together the first 53 pages of their draft document of the new ordinance. They are now discussing proposed regulations for tall structures. That section will include regulations and set backs for industrial wind towers.

In a discussion with Mr. Brown, I was reminded that the draft zoning ordinance document will go to the public twice for review. The first will be a comment session after which the committee will re-convene to discuss the public comments. The second time the draft will go to the public will be at the legally scheduled and conducted public hearing.

The Town Zoning Ordinance Committee will meet today (Tues. April 10) at 1:30 PM at the Town Recreation Park and Thursday, April 12 at 1:30 PM, same location.

Visitors are allowed to submit written comments and those comments are available for public review. However, visitors are not allowed to comment during the committee work session and there is no privilege of the floor time period.


  1. Anonymous4/10/2012

    At what point will Mr. MacSherry make this document available to Mr. Gross of BP?

  2. Anonymous4/10/2012

    I assume BP will be treated the same as others. Thus the release to BP will be the same time as the release to others. Should BP get special service? NO. Maybe it should be kept secret from BP just like they did to us.

  3. Anonymous4/10/2012

    it should be done by a firm from a different area .

  4. I was at the meeting when Mr. Macsherry made that statement.

    From the way he presented his remark I understood him to mean at a time when the law was complete, passed and on the books and when and if Gross made his next approach to Machserry's planning board.

    Otherwise, they can show up at the public hearings and find out just like anyone else.

    I saw nothing unusual with Mr. Macsherry's comment that was made during a working session as part of the constructive conversation.

    Providing a copy of the zoning law is normal procedure to anyone, including Bp, who makes a development overture to your town.

  5. Anonymous4/11/2012

    Time out, aren't those turbines just beautiful on Wolfe Island?