Chagnon Explains Resolution In North Harmony

NORTH HARMONY – Phosphorus, fracking and a unified sewer district were topics of discussion Monday night in North Harmony.

During the town’s monthly board meeting, county legislator Pierre Chagnon, R-Bemus Point, explained his personal resolution presented to the legislature, requiring the Environmental Management Commission to meet once per year to check phosphorus levels in Chautauqua Lake.

“Phosphorus is the limiting factor for algae growth,” according to Chagnon. His resolution would help those with a stake in the lake’s health understand the effectiveness of measures underway to lesson the abundance of algae.

One attendee brought up furthering discussion for a unified sewer district, which Sally Carlson, town supervisor, explained is a project still under consideration by the board.

Consideration for a moratorium on fracking in the town was met with question by some board members and will be discussed further in upcoming meetings. The moratorium would ban fracking in the town for one year, until further study could be completed on the effects of fracking.

During the meeting, a motion made to authorize the highway superintendent, Dan Strickland, to post road signs and bid work was unanimously approved.

Carlson noted that it was necessary to have the town’s court books audited.

At the next town board meeting, scheduled for Feb. 10, Todd Saracki of Carlton Homes is scheduled to present an updated sketch plan review for the Ashville Bay construction project to the board.