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    Supervisors Position on why we need a Town Manager

    Position of Town Supervisor Justin A. Taylor on March 25, 2015, relating to the Town Manager

    Position of Town Supervisor Justin A. Taylor on March 25, 2015, relating to the Town Manager. As I prepare for the public meeting on Wednesday night I thought you might be interested as the following questions have been raised as to “What has Changed in the Town Of Clayton Government” and “Why do we need this position” and what is the “Succession Plan”?  
    • First, it is important to establish that Clayton is one of the most complex towns in Jefferson County. It also has the highest assessed value in the County.
    • Also, it should be noted that the 1998 Comprehensive Plan, Goal E, on page 54, states “Also look into the benefits of a system where an Administrator is hired by the Board to manage the municipality”.

    After reflecting on the question “what has changed”, a very good question by the way, these are my initial thoughts, I will go back to 2005/2006 when Bob Cantwell was the Full Time Supervisor.

    Read the Complete Supervisor’s Position on a Town Manager

    Draft Qualifications – Appointment – Powers and duties of Town Manager Position

    Town Manager Proposal PP Final

    Chaumont River Corridor Waterfront Revitalization Strategy

    Pages from Final Chaumont River Corridor WRS FINAL-2
    The Chaumont River Corridor Waterfront Revitalization Committee presents the final draft of the Chaumont River Corridor Waterfront Revitalization Strategy, made possible through a grant from the NYS Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program.  Formed in 2013, the Committee composed of community members and elected officials from the partner communities of the Town of Clayton, Town of Lyme and Town of Orleans have worked diligently with consultant Ingalls Planning and Design to create this planning tool.  The document is a compilation of research and several public workshops and provides the partner communities with a pathway to a shared community corridor vision, shared goals and identified projects, as well as potential funding opportunities, for each community.  You can view the report at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw7R_6eVMz64aGhON3dkOEVURWM/view?usp=sharing


    News Release, January 22, 2015
    For Immediate Release Thursday, January 22, 2015
    Contact: Terra L Bach (315) 686-3512, ext. 20 or tlbach@townofclayton.com


    Clayton, New York – Since June of 2014, the Clayton Town Board and Joint Town/Village of Clayton Planning Board have been reviewing five possible amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, including revisions to the Marine Residential and Marine Development district boundaries along the North side of the NYS Route 12 and NYS Route 12E corridor. As a part of this review process which has spanned over six months, the Town of Clayton has held three public hearings which have provided the Town Board with an opportunity to hear from both those whom support the amendments, as well as those residents and taxpayers with concerns regarding the proposed changes.

    Be assured, the Town Board has the best interests of the Town of Clayton in mind. With that, the Board understands the importance of making educated decisions and allowing the public to weigh in on decisions that have the capacity to change the small town fabric of our community. The Town of Clayton Board will not make a hasty decision on any of these proposals. Further, the Board will not make any decision that would not align with our existing zoning- and planning-related policies, including the Joint Town/Village of Clayton Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP), Joint Town/Village of Clayton Comprehensive Plan and the Scenic Overlay District review requirements, which were also developed with a significant amount of public participation.

    Resoundingly, the Board has found that when given the opportunity to speak directly to those individuals expressing concern, allowing them the opportunity to ask questions about the proposals and to clear up any possible misunderstandings, a majority find themselves supporting the proposals.

    There has been no date established for voting on these zoning proposals. At this time, we would anticipate that a minimum of one additional public hearing would occur prior to any vote. When a date has been established for this public hearing, notice will be provided in the public notice section of the Thousand Islands Sun, as well as on the Town of Clayton website at www.townofclayton.com.

    In the meantime, we have, and will continue to, provide ample opportunity for our residents and taxpayers to voice their opinions, and as such we invite you to contact us directly with your questions and comments regarding the pending zoning amendments. You may reach the Town Supervisor at 315-686-3512, ext. 20 or at jataylor@townofclayton.com, and Town Board Members respectively, Lance Peterson at petersonllc1@gmail.com, Chris Matthews at cmsandgate@gmail.com, Robert Cantwell III at bobby@cantwell.us, and Mary Zovistoski at mzovistoski@gmail.com.

    Zoning maps available to view at the bottom of the Zoning page. Please click this link and scroll to the bottom of the page.

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    Please enjoy the aeriel video below from the 2014 Clayton Christmas Parade. Enjoy!


    2012-01-04 Attenuator 006
    News Release, November 19, 2014. TOWN OF CLAYTON MOVES FORWARD WITH FRINK PROJECT Clayton, New York –The Town of Clayton has successfully awarded all facets of the project on the Frink property. Construction will start this fall with the bulk of the work being performed in the Spring of 2015. The Transient Docks have been awarded to Struturmarine in the amount of $338,800. Onlookers will see aluminum with composite decking docks arriving for installation in 2015 as well. The Overlooks and Amenities contract was awarded to Acts II Construction of Gouverneur, N.Y. for $163,000 and the 300’ fixed wave attenuator to Tioga Building Company of Herkimer, N.Y. in the amount of for $1,477,000. The Town is utilizing over 1.5 million dollars in grant funds for the Transient Docking Project. Residents along with Clayton area visitors can look forward to utilizing the Town docks next season. Upon completion, the 52 slip docking facility will be available for public use for daily and short term boaters equipped with electricity hook up, wifi, and a bathhouse with showers and laundry.


    HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT RETIRES Clayton, New York -With a well-deserved retirement approaching at month’s end, after 37 years of dedicated service, Bob Boulton, the Town of Clayton Highway Superintendent, receives a handmade personalized thank you gift from the Town Supervisor, Justin Taylor. We wish Mr. Boulton the best in this new chapter!
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