After an extensive review of New York City’s 2007 Filtration Avoidance Determination, State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker announced that revisions to the document have been finalized. The revisions will enhance NYC’s existing watershed protection plan and they respond to the significant flooding events in the Watershed by introducing new program elements that mitigate future flood hazards, protect lives and property while protecting water quality. The revised document & the Health Department’s responses to public comments on the draft may be viewed at health.ny.gov.
Cornell University’s Wildlife Damage Management Program reports that tick populations are still high in New York, despite the long, cold winter. Persistent snow cover helped insulate ticks in the leaf litter so deer ticks that carry Lyme Disease are in large numbers this year, in direct correlation with the high Deer population. Cornell officials warn New Yorkers to wear light-colored clothing with long pants and sleeves, Tuck your pants into your socks, and your shirt into your pants, Use spray repellents as directed, Walk along the center of trails and avoid contact with shrubs or brush, move lawn furniture and children’s toys away from the yard edges and wooded areas & when you return home from hiking in wooded areas, put clothes in the dryer on highest setting for 10 minutes to kill any ticks.
The town of Sidney Spring Clean up will be held today at the town Highway Garage on County Route 23. Metal, appliances, bedsprings, & Tires that have been removed from rims will be accepted, from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM today.
The next Chenango county free rabies clinic will be held today in Bainbridge. The clinic will be held at the village highway garage from 5:30 to 6:30 PM for dogs, cats & Domesticated ferrets.
The Sidney central school district Community Budget Presentation is tonight at 6:00pm in the High School Library. The Annual Public Hearing for the School Budget will be Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00pm in the High School Library. The District Budget Vote and Election is Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the HS Auditorium Lobby.
The Chenango county sheriffs department arrested 26-year-old Kristin Rogers of Poughkeepsie on a Warrant from the town of Columbus for criminal mischief. Rogers was originally charged for causing damage to another person’s property, she was arraigned & was remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $1,000.00 cash bail pending future court action.
The Chenango county sheriffs department arrested Elizabeth Polasik of Norwich for failure to appear in Guilford town court on an earlier charge. Polasik was arraigned in the Town of Guilford Court and held at the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail pending future court action.