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Established (Eht Olhrnntrlf I • V A T R S rO T UNITY’S’S O WW N Wednesday, November 7,1990 3.2/31/99 0 J r-QREhAN CQ BOX 68 MONHOUTH - IL 61462 Y A T E S C O U N T Y O N N E W S P A P E R Penn Yan, N.Y. 35 Cents PYE Halloween Parade This banana, a.k.a. Doug Rapalee, plays along w ith the Penn Yan Elem entary School Band, as the entire stu­ dent body p a rades in front of the school o n Halloween. Some of the characters that participated in the event -ire shown in the two photos below. (Photos by Bruce Westerdahl) Early deadlines ue to the Thanksgiving holiday, deadlines for Due to the Tha%Wgiving holiday, deadlines for The Chronicle-Expresa and the Chronicle Ad-Vi$er will be advanced. Advertising copy for the Nov. 19 Chronicle dd-Viser a n d the Nov. 21 issue of The Chronicle-Ex- press should b e subm itted by 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. W. News copy for the Nov. 21 issue of The Chronicle- ^ r e s s should b e subm itted b y noon, Thursday, Nov. The Chronicle-Expreas will be distributed on ^esday, Nov. 20, instead of the r e g u lar Wednesday L^atribution. Yates says ‘No’ to OTB By an overwhelming margin, voters in Yates County once again defeated a proposition to allow off­ track betting. The proposition was turned back by a 3,369 to 2,123 vote. “We wore very pleased with the results,\ said the ^ v . John Tharp, who helped lead the fight against OTB. “It showed that the voters in Yates County by a substantial m argin do not w a n t off-track betting. “People felt very strongly,\ he went on to comment, “that this was not good for the community and I think the vote reflected tlds very well.\ A 1978 referendum on OTB in Yates County was defeated by some 300 votes. much closer decision, passing by only 2 votes, 305 in favor to 303 against. The third alcohol question on the ballot for Benton regarded sell­ ing alcohol at retail, 'fiie current Benton town ordinance estab­ lished in 1938 by public referen­ dum was overturned by a margin of 346 in favor to 278 against. There was n o luck for voters in Potter favoring a change of that tow n ship’s prohibitive stance toward selling alcohol at a club, restaurant or bar. The first two questions on the Benton ballot were asked of Potter v o ters and w ere refu s e d by convincing margins. When asked if they feel alcohol should be sold a t a club or restaur­ ant, 200 residents voted “No” while 152 voted “Yes.\ These same residents felt over­ whelmingly that allowing alcohol to be sold and consum ed on premises where it is sold (i.e. a bar) is not acceptable. This was refused by a margin of 213 against with only 127 voting in favor of the idea. won election to an unexpired term, with 1,314 votes in the towns of Italy, Jerusalem and Middlesex, while Gary Boardman was r e ­ elected county coroner with 4,576 votes. In o ther local c o n tests, incum­ bent councilman for the Town of Jerusalem, Stephen Htdse, sound­ ly defeated Barbara Steinwachsfor a three-year unexpired term . Hulse tallied 833 votes in the elec­ tion to 260 votes for Steinwachs. In uncontested races, incumbent county legislator, Leslie Fitzwater, In uncontested town elections, Frank Gifford was selected as Barrington town justice with 249 votes; Ellen Hoban was elected Benton town justice with 499 votes; Bruce Fullagar was elected Town of Milo highway superinten­ dent with 1,522 votes; Jam es Ritter was elected for an unexpired term as Starkey councilman with 538 votes; and Theodore Spence was elected Torrey councilman with 277 votes. In the towns of Benton and Potter, voters decided the fate of alcohol sales, with Benton voters approving the propositions to allow the sale of alcholoic beverages in the town, and Potter residents disapproving. Before this year, the issue of whether or not to sell alcohol in the Town of Benton has only come to a public vote two times since 1933. Both times the decision has been to stay “dry\ and not allow alcohol to be sold either a t retail or in a bar or restaurant in Benton. That has been the case until this year. On Tuesday, voters in the Town of Benton decided in favor of sell­ ing alcohol along the lines of all three propositions. Question one concerning selling alcohol at a restaurant or club passed by a margin of 345 to 296. Growth plan reviewed The idea of allowing alcohol to be sold at a bar turned out to be a By BOB GILFILLAN PENN YAN — A growth management plan that will help guide Yates County into the fu­ ture, was reviewed a t a special in­ formational meeting held Thursday, Nov. 1 in the Yates County Auditorium. “We gathered an enormous amount of data,\ said Roger Tran- cik, an urban design consultant from Ithaca, who is in the final steps of having his 195-page guide published, “and we’ve organized the information in a way that would allow us to make some decisions about where develop­ ment might be located; and the kind of development that we might want. “What we’re really doing,” he went on to add, “is trying to es­ tablish some sort of geographic framework that would allow the towns in the county to join in with this data base and use it in their own town planning program.” As Trancik related, the guide looks to stimulate economic growth in Yates County through zoning districts based on geog­ raphy; while protecting the county’s natural beauty. “I think,” TVandk stressed, \our work in many ways is predicated on the fact that Yates County is going to change. “People,” he explained, “are dis­ covering this landscape, the beauty of the hills and the valleys and the lakes; and I don’t think anyone in this room wants to see the beauty disappear. “So,\ frandk continued, \I think what we’re trying to do in regards to dealing with change is to come up with a balance bet­ ween development and preserva­ tion.\ The $65,000 guide recommends that eight county-wide growth management districts be es­ tablished for each town; representing a sliding scale from the easiest to the most difficult sites for accommodating growth. Through the establishment of these eight districts, 'frandk noted, good farmland and wet­ lands would be protected, housing Continued on page 3 Village insurance, comp hiked By RUSS HEARTON PENN YAN — It was deter­ mined a t the most recent meeting of the Penn Yan \^llage Board, Monday, Nov 5, that the village will be paying more for its Worker’s Compensation and its Blue Cross/Blue Shield coverage in the coming year. The cost apportioned for the county has increased an average of 59 percent, according to Mayor Robert (Kayo) Hull. The village’s share of that increase has in­ creased an even worse 85 percent. The increase is caused by a number of factors the most sig­ nificant of which is that the Vil­ lage is rated on a five year rolling experience basis. Each year the rate is calculated on the past five years, meaning that each year the oldest year is dropped. Ap­ parently, this year, the one that was dropped, was favorable for low rates and the most recent year was less favorable, resulting in the increased rate. This means that instead of paying $12,700 for Worker’s Com­ pensation, the village will have to pay $23,400 in the upcoming year. The important question may be what will this mean in terms of tax increases. According to Hull, it will mean very little. He asserts, “40 percent or $4,000 of the increased cost will be covered by the utility fund. That leaves only $7,000 to be ap­ propriated through taxes or on in­ crease of approximately 'A of 1 percent or .5 percent increase in next year’s budget.” The deteiminatiDn of this in­ crease was accompanied by news of an 18 percent increase in the cost of village Blue Crosa/Blue Shield coverage as well. According to Mayor Hull, the figures of the BCli^S increases and costs are not final. However he did mention that it would effect only 5 of the next 12 budget months in 1991 and also that it may mean “dipping into the con­ tingency fund\ to cover the in- Despite the increase in cost, the village may come out ahead in the long run. At the Oct. 1 meeting of the Village Board, the village hired Brian Baty, vice president of Municipal Insurance Consultants to perform actuarial work that could save the village as much as $53,100 on insurance costs each calendar year. These' figures are only es­ timates. However, in the light of these projected savings, the BC/BS increases may have little to no effect on taxpayers, it was noted. OUR GOAL ^ 51 . 250 ^ Fun at the Pumpkin Patch On a b r e e ^ , fall day a group of happy pumpkin- pickers, above, from Rainbow Junction Child Care C e n ter in Penn Yan, show off th e ir p rizes in the middle o f Hamm’s P um p k in Patch. With a charm ing smile, a t right, a well-clad young lady displays a bright, orange pumpkin th a t she chose f^ m the hundreds of pum pkins available. (Photos by Bob Gimilan) United W^y of Northern Yates County The United Way of Nor­ thern Yates County cam­ paign took a healthy jump during the past week, reaching 24.39 percent of the $51,250 goal. Contributions may be sent to P.O. Box 432, Penn Yan, NY 14527. ■ > - $ I

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