New county planning board member sought following pot-related resignation
Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 9:12 am

CANTON – With a new vacancy on the St. Lawrence County Planning Board, applications will be welcomed from any person regardless of occupation or location in the county, the county Planning Office says.

Planning board member David Duff resigned last week after authorities say they found marijuana growing in a field of Duff's in Macomb.

The planning board is 15 volunteers that advises the Board of Legislators on a variety of issues. Some recent topics include the Lowe’s development in Potsdam, Tractor Supply Company stores in Massena and Potsdam, Rushton Place in Canton, and development of a model law to regulate wind energy facilities.

The board has produced a county land use plan, population projections, and many policy recommendations for the legislature since the planning board began operating in 1968. They also review local projects for impact beyond the local municipalities.

Planning board member David Duff resigned last week after authorities say they found marijuana growing in a field of Duff's in Macomb.

The board meets on the second Thursday of each month. The Board of Legislators appoints members of the planning board.

More info: Planning Office, 379-2292, in Room 225 in the county courthouse; or you may speak with your legislator, or visit www.co.st-lawrence.ny.us/Departments/Planning/AdvisoryBoards/CountyPlann....