In Advance of Wednesday’s Public Hearing on Zone Change Proposal, Residents Submit Petition, EDA to Meet Tuesday
As controversy over a proposed zone change along Route 44 continues to heat up and heads to public hearing Wednesday night, opponents have submitted a 159-page petition and the town’s Economic Development Agency will discuss the issue Tuesday evening.
On Monday, opponents submitted a petition(s) to Town Hall Monday and said 700 people living on 130 different streets throughout Canton signed. Those who submitted the document said names were not verified with town records but that a “good-faith” effort was made to strike out any non Canton residents and duplicate names. It provides a “data point” according to those who submitted it.
“This petition is intended to convey public sentiment and specifically to provide tangible demonstration of opposition to the zone change from throughout the town of Canton,” David Bidmead wrote in a cover letter.
The action is one of the latest from opponents to Satan’s Kingdom, LLC, proposal to change approximately 30.386 of its 38.99 acres in Canton (674, 684 Albany Turnpike) from residential to industrial. New Hartford recently granted such a change for 18.47 abutting acres. … Continue Reading