Neighbor brings complaints about developer to Troy Town BoardJohn Salmon, 453 East Cove Road, came before the Troy Town Board a second time March 13 to express his concerns over the installation of a cattle fence by the developer for Meadow Ridge of Troy.
By: By Diane Nelson, Hudson Star-Observer
John Salmon, 453 East Cove Road, came before the Troy Town Board a second time March 13 to express his concerns over the installation of a cattle fence by the developer for Meadow Ridge of Troy.
Salmon also was seeking an end to the storm water runoff and soil erosion on his field that he says is being caused by the developer.
He said the current fence installed on his property by the developer does not meet the guidelines required by the state.
Town Engineer Rob Jones of Cedar Corp. told Salmon and the board members that in the state law he did not find specific language stating fencing had to be more than the current four-strand fence installed by the developer.
While he acknowledged the information provided by Jones, Salmon believed it to be inaccurate, saying that his concern is with cattle: “…The developer should be required to put up fencing with adequate wire to control cattle.”
Salmon would like some resolution to the runoff and soil erosion issue as well as reimbursement for reinstalling a fence removed by the developer. Salmon replaced the fence and is seeking an undisclosed amount of money for his work.
Chairman Knapp said the town engineer would work with the county to see if violations exist.
“If violations exist we will act on them,” said Knapp.
“What about your promise to compensate me for the work?” Salmon asked.
The board agreed that it would not consider compensation for Salmon’s work as there is no documentation to support the request.
“In other words, your word is just no good,” Salmon said.
“Yeah, probably that’s true then,” Knapp responded.
“I was only asking for fairness,” Salmon said as he left the meeting.
In other action, the Town Board: