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    TOWN OF CLAYTON CAREFULLY CONSIDERING LOCAL ZONING AMENDMENTS

    News Release, January 22, 2015
    For Immediate Release Thursday, January 22, 2015
    Contact: Terra L Bach (315) 686-3512, ext. 20 or tlbach@townofclayton.com

    TOWN OF CLAYTON CAREFULLY CONSIDERING LOCAL ZONING AMENDMENTS

    Clayton, New York – Since June of 2014, the Clayton Town Board and Joint Town/Village of Clayton Planning Board have been reviewing five possible amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, including revisions to the Marine Residential and Marine Development district boundaries along the North side of the NYS Route 12 and NYS Route 12E corridor. As a part of this review process which has spanned over six months, the Town of Clayton has held three public hearings which have provided the Town Board with an opportunity to hear from both those whom support the amendments, as well as those residents and taxpayers with concerns regarding the proposed changes.

    Be assured, the Town Board has the best interests of the Town of Clayton in mind. With that, the Board understands the importance of making educated decisions and allowing the public to weigh in on decisions that have the capacity to change the small town fabric of our community. The Town of Clayton Board will not make a hasty decision on any of these proposals. Further, the Board will not make any decision that would not align with our existing zoning- and planning-related policies, including the Joint Town/Village of Clayton Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP), Joint Town/Village of Clayton Comprehensive Plan and the Scenic Overlay District review requirements, which were also developed with a significant amount of public participation.

    Resoundingly, the Board has found that when given the opportunity to speak directly to those individuals expressing concern, allowing them the opportunity to ask questions about the proposals and to clear up any possible misunderstandings, a majority find themselves supporting the proposals.

    There has been no date established for voting on these zoning proposals. At this time, we would anticipate that a minimum of one additional public hearing would occur prior to any vote. When a date has been established for this public hearing, notice will be provided in the public notice section of the Thousand Islands Sun, as well as on the Town of Clayton website at www.townofclayton.com.

    In the meantime, we have, and will continue to, provide ample opportunity for our residents and taxpayers to voice their opinions, and as such we invite you to contact us directly with your questions and comments regarding the pending zoning amendments. You may reach the Town Supervisor at 315-686-3512, ext. 20 or at jataylor@townofclayton.com, and Town Board Members respectively, Lance Peterson at petersonllc1@gmail.com, Chris Matthews at cmsandgate@gmail.com, Robert Cantwell III at bobby@cantwell.us, and Mary Zovistoski at mzovistoski@gmail.com.

    Zoning maps available to view at the bottom of the Zoning page. Please click this link and scroll to the bottom of the page.

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    DID YOU MISS THE 2014 CLAYTON CHRISTMAS PARADE?

    Please enjoy the aeriel video below from the 2014 Clayton Christmas Parade. Enjoy!

    TOWN OF CLAYTON MOVES FORWARD WITH FRINK PROJECT

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    News Release, November 19, 2014. TOWN OF CLAYTON MOVES FORWARD WITH FRINK PROJECT Clayton, New York –The Town of Clayton has successfully awarded all facets of the project on the Frink property. Construction will start this fall with the bulk of the work being performed in the Spring of 2015. The Transient Docks have been awarded to Struturmarine in the amount of $338,800. Onlookers will see aluminum with composite decking docks arriving for installation in 2015 as well. The Overlooks and Amenities contract was awarded to Acts II Construction of Gouverneur, N.Y. for $163,000 and the 300’ fixed wave attenuator to Tioga Building Company of Herkimer, N.Y. in the amount of for $1,477,000. The Town is utilizing over 1.5 million dollars in grant funds for the Transient Docking Project. Residents along with Clayton area visitors can look forward to utilizing the Town docks next season. Upon completion, the 52 slip docking facility will be available for public use for daily and short term boaters equipped with electricity hook up, wifi, and a bathhouse with showers and laundry.

    HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT RETIRES

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    HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT RETIRES Clayton, New York -With a well-deserved retirement approaching at month’s end, after 37 years of dedicated service, Bob Boulton, the Town of Clayton Highway Superintendent, receives a handmade personalized thank you gift from the Town Supervisor, Justin Taylor. We wish Mr. Boulton the best in this new chapter!

    THOUSAND ISLANDS REGIONAL ASSESSMENT PROJECT

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    News Release, October 13, 2014. THOUSAND ISLANDS REGIONAL ASSESSMENT PROJECT TO HOLD INFORMATION MEETING Thousand Islands Region, New York – The Thousand Islands Regional Assessment Project (TIRAP) Advisory Board will hold a public meeting on Monday October 27th, 2014 in the Haxall Building Board Room at the Antique Boat Museum at 4:00 PM. The meeting is being held to review the drafted maps outlining the possible areas for designation as a NY State Scenic Area of Statewide Significance (SASS). The consultant firm of Dodson and Flinker has utilized GIS data, maps, photos and survey data to inform the study and discuss findings. Everyone is encouraged to visit the website, scenic1000islands.com to view the maps to be posted on October 13. The SASS designation, through the Department of State’s Office of Planning and Development, offers protection to scenic landscapes through review of projects requiring state or federal permits or funding. The designation also assists with the name recognition and promotion to potential tourists to our beautiful region. The advisory committee encourages all community members to attend and provide input. Contact: Valerie Johnson (908) 963-5750 or vjohnson@rutgers.edu

    Clayton named one of MapQuest’s 99 Summer Travel Quests

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    Clayton named one of MapQuest’s 99 Summer Travel Quests Clayton is named #72 for MapQuest’s 99 Summer Travel Quests. Author Melanie Wynne describes Clayton as “The cultural center of the Thousand Islands, the 19th-century boatbuilding town of Clayton, N.Y. , is home to the area’s historical museum and a 1903 opera house. Thursday evenings in summer, gather with the locals for free waterfront concerts at Frink Park, swaying to jazz and country as the sun sets over hand-hewn boats on the St. Lawrence River.” To view the whole article, click here.

    Town of Clayton Launches new Green Website

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    Town of Clayton Launches new Green Website The Renew North Country portal is a one-stop shop of Federal, State, and Utility clean energy incentives available in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties. A NYSERDA grant awarded to the Town of Clayton established this resource to encourage homes and businesses across the North Country to act on Green Jobs Green New York free or reduced cost energy audits and financing. You can visit the website at: www.RenewNorthCountry.org.  
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