Collins Town Board discusses code revisions

COLLINS – The Collins Town Board is in the process of updating its general code. The town board discussed its general code revisions at a recent meeting.

Supervisor David Tessmer said the town was sent the code from General Code out of Rochester. The editorial analysis accompanied the general code. This analysis had recommendations of changes the town can make to their code but they are not required.

Editing and compiling would take 120 days for the general code. Once the editing is complete, the code will be submitted to the town for approval, which will include new laws. The town board discussed the transfer station section of the code. Tessmer said the transfer station needs to be addressed. The current language of the town code only limits residential individuals to utilize the facility and no farmers or commercial entities can. The general provisions, a special refuse district needs to be defined and car ID stickers needs to be addressed in the code, he said. The list of prohibited items accepted at the transfer station will also need to be updated.

Any resident in the special use district can use the transfer station but needs to have a sticker on the driver’s side of the vehicle. The town also discussed the possibility of making recycling more efficient in the town. Tessmer will look into how much it will cost to buy recycling containers for the town.

In other matters, the town board voted to host a public hearing on Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. to override the tax cap. Following that public hearing, the board will host a public hearing on the use of the federal community development funds at 8 p.m. The board also approved to revise the building permit fine schedule. The maximum fine for building without a permit will be $250 in addition to the base permit fee.

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