SHANDAKEN, N.Y. >> Town Code Enforcement Officer Warren Tutt, in the news recently for removing dozens of roadside signs in Shandaken without notifying the owners, says he and the Town Board are working on new procedures for how he will handle illegal signs. Several residents complained about the sign removals, and some told the board at its July 10 meeting that they called police because they thought their signs had been stolen.
A couple weeks ago, there were suddenly a lot fewer signs along the roads in the town of Shandaken. No one knew where they went. Some had been up for years, others only weeks, but many were gone. At the same time, a number of signs remained. Concerned, some sign owners, like Highmount resident Beverly Rainone, called the police to report the theft, only to learn that the culprit was actually the town’s code enforcement officer.
KINGSTON, N.Y. >> A state Supreme Court judge has ruled the Shandaken Zoning Board of Appeals did nothing wrong when it determined the Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park, as currently proposed, would comply with the town’s zoning law. In a ruling handed down June 30, Justice Richard Mott ruled against a March petition filed by the Catskill Heritage Alliance that asked for the zoning board’s decision to be vacated.
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