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Watkins Glen board hears dispensary plans

At the Tuesday, Sept. 20 Watkins Glen village board meeting, trustees heard from village department heads and discussed several issues that needed resolution.
The current contract with Seneca Lake Kayak ends in September. Owner Paul Deiseroth proposed amending the current contract, revising the payment terms, and renewing for an additional three years. Village trustees resolved to develop a one-year agreement with Seneca Lake Kayak that sets payment at $5,000 for the summer of 2023. The agreement can be re-evaluated for future years.
Village Treasurer Angela Ventra has requested training on the MicroFund system, which is connected to the village’s financial systems. Training is available, and the trustees approved it, with the understanding that Village Clerk Fred Warrick requests more details regarding how the cost — $4,200 – is allocated.
During new business, community member Dominic Spaccio notified the village of Watkins Glen of his plans to apply to become a fully licensed recreational marijuana dispensary in Schuyler County. His understanding is that the state will issue three licenses for the Southern Tier in the first round of awards. New York state hopes to “promote social and economic equity with these licenses and will award 50

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