Septic Behind, But Not Backed Up

Aug282015

Septic Behind, But Not Backed Up

 

School Septic TanksA lot of digging has been going on at the Lansing school campus this summer.  School Business Administrator Mary June King told school board members Monday that three new septic systems will not be finished for opening day of the new school year, but Lansing school facilities will be fully operational.  The $4.1 million project that includes new septic systems for all three major school buildings is about three weeks behind.  But students, faculty and staff won't notice any difference in September when the plumbing is switched from the old to the new.

"The septic project is still about three weeks behind," King said.  "I want to make sure everybody understands that is just related to turning off the old septic and turning on the new septic.  We knew that would be happening during the fall after the students have arrived on campus.  The old septic is still in place.  It's still working just fine, so we shouldn't have any problems.  The turnover will be done building by building.  It is literally a matter of turning one on and turning the other one off."

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Zoning Board of Appeals Member Vacancy

Aug282015

Zoning Board of Appeals Member Vacancy

 

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The Town of Lansing is accepting applications for the Zoning Board of Appeals.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a quasi-judicial board that is charged with the responsibility for ensuring that the Zoning Ordinances are complied with or that Variances and/or special approvals are authorized.  

Further information along with the Application is available in the Town of Lansing Supervisor’s Office, 29 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY 14882, or can be found on the Town’s website at www.lansingtown.com.   Applicants must be a Town of Lansing resident.

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Lansing Upgrades Road Specs

Aug282015

Lansing Upgrades Road Specs

 

Lansing RoadsThe Lansing Town Board unanimously approved new road and culvert specifications that will shift some responsibility for creating high quality new roads from the Town to developers.  The specifications will require developers to include a base course and a top coat to new roads before dedicating them to the Town.  Officials noted that will raise the cost for developers, but will bring down later costs for taxpayers.

"There have been road specs for 25 years," said Deputy Highway Superintendent Charlie 'Cricket' Purcell.  "But not good ones.  The biggest thing we've got to talk about is pipe sizing and things like that.  Pipe sizing is always an issue, but when somebody comes in this this puts it all in black and white for their engineer."

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More Power Plant Comments, But No Decision Yet

Aug282015
Cayuga Power PlantWith the decision still pending on whether the coal-burning Cayuga Power Plant will be repowered with natural gas, attorneys for Cayuga Operating Company, LLC (COC) and Sierra Club, Ratepayer and Community Intervenors, Environmental Advocates of New York, and Citizens Campaign for the Environment on Repowering Options for Cayuga Generating Facility filed comments with the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) this week.  Additionally, Entergy Entities, which owns nuclear and traditional power plants around the country, filed their own comments opposing repowering the Lansing plant.

There are few surprises in the comments submitted.  COC says repowering the plant will reduce ratepayers' bills, while opponents claim ratepayers will pay more.  Perhaps the most surprising comments were submitted by Entergy Entities, which owns four nuclear plants and four traditional power plants including one in Owego, NY and one in Buchanan, NY.  Entergy supported NYSEG's plan, but said that whether the PSC agrees or not, its authority is preempted by federal regulations.

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Three Injured in Bus Accident

Aug282015

Three Injured in Bus Accident

 

tcat 2011 120A TCAT passenger, a TCAT bus operator trainer and a TCAT bus operator trainee were treated and released at Cayuga Medical Center after the bus hit a retaining wall at the Ithaca College Towers parking lot just before 6 p.m. Mon,, Aug. 24.

A new TCAT bus operator driving the Route 11, who was being trained by an experienced TCAT bus operator, was making a loop when the bus hit the stone wall. The new bus operator and his bus operator trainer, as well as one passenger, were all taken to the hospital by Bangs Ambulance Co. All three were treated and released late Monday night.

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