Expedited Cleanup of Contamination Proposed at State Superfund Site on Riverside Drive, Corning

Expedited Cleanup of Contamination Proposed at State Superfund Site on Riverside Drive, Corning

The following link opens a fact sheet that invites public comment about a proposed expedited cleanup of contamination related to the Former Days Inn Site #851054 (Corning, Steuben County), within New York’s State Superfund Program:

The fact sheet is in PDF format. You can save, open, and read the fact sheet by using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can go to the following web page on the NYSDEC web site to download the program for free: http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/590.html .

Justice Annual Financial Audit Date

NOTICE: The Lindley Town Board will hold a Special Meeting on October 19th, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the Lindley Town Hall-637 Co Rte 115 Lindley NY 14858 to do the Annual Justice Financial Audit. The Regularly Scheduled Town Board Audit Meeting will occur after this meeting. The public is invited to attend.
Pat Clark, Town Supervisor

Budget-2017 Workshop 1

NOTICE: The Lindley Town Board will hold it's first Budget-2017 Workshop Wednesday, September 21st 2016 during the regularly scheduled Audit Meeting. The meeting will occur at 7:00 pm at the Lindley Town Hall 637 Co Rte 115 Lindley NY 14858. All interested parties are invited to attend.
Pat Clark, Town Supervisor607-523-8816 9/15/2016

Subdivision Application Public Hearing 9/19/16

NOTICE: The Lindley Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing to consider a Subdivision Application for Ms. Lou Ann Johnson of Clendenning Rd. Lindley - Tax Map#369.00-01-011.000.  The Public Hearing will be held Monday, September 19th at 7:00 pm at the Lindley Town Hall 637 Co. Rte 115 Lindley NY 14858. All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard.
Earl Titus
Planning Board Chair

Regular Town Board Mtg Agenda 9/14/16

Meeting Date__9/14/2016__Regular Town Board Meeting__

Regular Town Board Meeting or Audit Meeting

1.Call to order


3.Attendance Town Supervisor.___ P.Clark, ___ R. Mosher__ G.Simcoe__ R.Snyder__ M.Stocum, Hwy__ Dave Fuller CEO___

4.Reports Town Clerk_ Supervisor_ CEO_ Highway_ Historian_ Justice_DCO__

·       Megan

6.Minutes (at Regular Meeting only)
·       2 meetings to read

7.Public Comments

8.Old Business
·       Appointment of Deputy Supervisor
·       Mixed-Use
·       Waiting on Cyber Security recommendations
·       Highway Union Negotiations Process Update
·       Copier vs printer; high volume printing quotes from Staples, Treu, Multi-Media.  Usherwood Bill and 2017 Contract is in.
·       Executive Session- continuation of 8/31 meeting session
·       Recording device for public meetings

9.New Business
·       Hwy Fund 2016
·       Hwy use of debit card
·       CPE bill
·       Wyatt Stocum letter of interest for vacant assessor position
·       NYS DOT mandatory Hwy physical is out-of-pocket expense… vote make these prepay vouchers in the future.
·       Swan Road abandonment request
·       Pantry of Angels visit re: 2017 budget request?
·       Southeast Steuben County Library school year vacations rural outreach program for elementary age students.
·       T. Wilson and Deputy Court Clerk job description/department needs update.
·       Budget preliminary review

10.Review Bills for Payment and do any transfers// or do Audits


Corning Area Job Fair Sept 17th 10:00 - 1:00 pm

Corning Area Job Fair
Saturday, September 17th, 2016
10:00 - 1:00 pm
Southeast Steuben County Library

Registration at the door. Bring up-to-date resume.

Contact CSS Workforce NY at 607-937-8337 for more information.

Labor Day Weekend Office Hours

Labor Day Weekend Office Hours

The Lindley Town Clerk Office is Closed Saturday September 3rd and Monday September 5th for the Labor Day Holiday. 

The Lindley Town Court Office is Closed Monday, September 5th for the Labor Day Holiday.

Megan Thistle

Subdivision Application Public Hearing 9/19/16

NOTICE: The Lindley Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing regarding a Subdivision Application submitted by Mr. Castiglione, Tax Map #407.00-01-006.120, property located on Steamtown Road. The Board will consider subdividing the 80 acre lot into two parcels.  The Public Hearing will be held Monday, September 19th 2016 at the Lindley Town Hall, 637 Co. Rte 115, Lindley NY 14858 at 7:00 pm. All interested parties are welcome to attend and be heard.
Earl Titus
Planning Board Chair

Corning Natural Gas Rate Increase Public Hearing September 14th, 2016

Factsheet and Notice of Public Hearing

In June 2016, Corning Natural Gas Corporation (Corning) requested that the New York State Public Service Commission approve a proposed increase in its gas delivery rates.  Corning serves approximately 15,000 customers in Chemung, Cortland and Steuben counties in New York.  Upon receipt of the rate filing, Department of Public Service (DPS) Staff began an analysis of the Company’s request to evaluate whether – or to what extent – a rate increase is justified.  DPS represents the public interest in rate proceedings and evaluates such requests with the goal of ensuring safe and reliable service at just and reasonable rates.  Review of the Corning filing is also underway by other parties to the proceeding. 
Public Statement Hearings and Information Sessions:

September 14, 2016
Location:   Southeast Steuben County Library  300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza  Corning, NY  14830
Times:  3:00 pm Information Session and 4:00 pm Public Statement Hearing
             6:00pm Information Session and 7:00pm Public Statement Hearing 

The Commission is seeking comment on the proposed increase to gas delivery rates.  An Administrative Law Judge will preside over the gathering of public comments and all evidence relating to the rate request.  The comments made at the hearings will become part of the formal record in these proceedings and will be presented to the Commission for consideration.  Under New York State Law, the Commission must consider a utility’s proposal and may adopt or reject it in whole or in part, or modify it by adopting changes proposed by participating parties, the general public or the Commission. Interested members of the public are invited to attend the public statement hearings and provide comments regarding the proposal.  The hearings will be preceded by an information session where a Corning representative will describe the Company’s filing and an Administrative Law Judge will explain the rate case process and how individuals can participate.  It is not necessary to make an appointment in advance or present written material in order to speak at the hearings*.              
*Disabled persons requiring special accommodations should contact the DPS at (518) 474-2520 as soon as possible.  Telecommunications Relay Service users may request a sign language interpreter by calling the New York Relay Service at 711.  Individuals with difficulty understanding or reading English are encouraged to call DPS at 1-800-342-3377 for free language assistance.  
Corning Natural Gas Corporation Proposed Rate Increase  Case 16-G-03691  
On May 26, 2016, Corning filed a three year plan for new gas delivery rates with the first rate year ending May 31, 2018, the second ending May 31, 2019 and the third ending May 31, 2020.  According to the filing, the Company’s proposal will enable Corning to provide safe and reliable gas service through continued modernization of its pipeline infrastructure and customer information technology systems.  Corning asserts that the rate request will also allow the Company to provide enhanced low income customer programs, continued area economic development and possible gas expansion initiatives.
Proposed Rates: A gas bill consists of two parts:  delivery rates and supply rates.  Through delivery rates, the utility recovers the cost to transport the gas to customers throughout the utility’s gas delivery system.  The delivery rate is regulated by the Commission.  Through the supply rate, the utility recovers the cost of the gas commodity.  The cost of the gas commodity is determined by the competitive market place and is not set by the Commission or the utility.  

Corning proposes to increase its annual revenues for gas delivery service by approximately $3.3 million for the first rate year.  The Company also proposes to restructure delivery rates so that some current surcharges will be eliminated and the same costs will be included in base rates, on a revenue-neutral basis.  In addition to the first year increase, the Company provided information supporting increases of approximately $1.2 million and $0.7 million in each of the two succeeding years.  The Company projects that the requested increase in delivery revenues would result in a total annual bill increase for an average residential heating customer of $98.60 the first year, $187.50 the second year and $186.50 the third year for a total increase over three years of approximately $473 (41.8% increase).   

Rate Case Components:
• System Modernizations:  Included in Corning’s proposal is funding to improve pipeline infrastructure and system integrity.  Corning proposes to continue replacing bare steel mains on its high and low pressure distribution systems.  Additionally, the proposal calls for replacing 400 bare and coated unprotected steel service lines and installing 100 new service lines in each of the rate years.  The Company also proposes to upgrade its cyber security measures. 

• Gas Expansion:  As part of the rate request, the Company will continue to seek opportunities to expand its service to new customers and new areas.    
Rate case documents may be viewed online at DPS’s www.dps.ny.gov website.  From the homepage, click on “Search,” and enter the case number (16-G-0369) in the “Search by Case Number” field.