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Skaneateles Town Board makes 3 appointments

After conducting interviews for three board vacancies over the past few months, the Skaneateles Town Board approved appointments for three openings at its meeting on Feb. 7.

The board appointed Beth Estes to the Planning Board and Steven Tucker and Eric Williams to the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Tucker is filling the seat left empty when Scott Winkelman moved from the zoning board to the planning board last year to fill the seat vacated by the departure of Jessica Millman. Williams is filling the seat left vacant after Jim Lanning’s term ended at the end of 2012.

Estes is filling the seat left empty when Alan Briggs’ term ended at the end of 2012.

Estes and Williams will serve for five-year terms, through the end of 2017. Tucker will serve for four years, through the end of 2016, because he is taking over for Winkelman whose five-year term was already in progress.

Town Supervisor Terry Roney was not in attendance at the meeting, but Deputy Supervisor Jim Greenfield commented: “We conducted interviews with all qualified candidates and we think we picked the best candidates for the job.”

Also from the meeting:

–The board voted to hold a public hearing at 7:15 p.m.on Feb. 21 at Town Hall to hear ideas for community development projects. The town will be receiving grant money from Onondaga County that it can use certain types of improvements to the community. All residents are welcome to come to the hearing and present ideas that they think will meet the criteria for the grant.

– Town councilor Steve McGlynn and Sue Murphy of the parks department said that they have been working on getting estimates for some repairs that are needed for the Austin Park Pavilion ice rink. Repairs to the building include replacing the tarps that form the outer walls for the ice rink, getting new lights and fixing the roof and ceiling.

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