Ground Rules: A Knauf Shaw Blog

Cannabis

NY Recreational Marijuana Law Includes Environmental Goals, Municipality Options

Amy Kendall

Recreational marijuana use will be legal in New York for those over 21 years of age. The Marijuana Regulation and…

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Conesus Lake On A Sunny Summer Day

Judge Orders Illegal Superstructure in Finger Lakes Taken Down

Jonathan Tantillo

A long-standing steel frame on Conesus Lake which was constructed without necessary approvals from the Conesus Planning Board and Zoning…

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Solar Panels

Public Service Commission Requests Comment on Community Host Benefit Program for Renewable Energy Projects

Dwight kanyuck

New York’s new renewable energy siting process requires renewable energy project developers provide a “host community benefit” to a municipality…

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E Bikes

New York legalizes e-bikes and e-scooters

Jonathan Tantillo

New York legalized the use of “e-bikes” and “e-scooters” as part of the newly passed state budget. The vehicles, termed…

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Water Drop Fracturing

Hydrofracking Ban Codified in New York

Amy Kendall

On April 3, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a budget bill that codifies the State of…

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Coronavirus 4972480 Scaled

NY Issues Guidance on Enforcement of Executive Orders on COVID-19 for Code Enforcement Officials

Amy Kendall

New York has issued guidance for code enforcement personnel concerning the Executive Orders issued by the Governor in response of…

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Municipal Emergency Powers Amidst COVID-19

KnaufShaw

On March 7th, Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in…

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You Just Got Elected! Now What?

Amy Kendall

With a lot of hard work (or some miracle) you just got elected to a municipal office in New York….

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Solar System

The Public Service Commission Just Notified Us of an Article 10 Solar Project in Our Town. Now What?

Dwight kanyuck

The rumors started about a year ago. Reports that a developer was entering into solar energy agreements with the local…

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Federal Court Strikes Down Town’s Expert Fee Recovery Provisions

Jonathan Tantillo

The Western District of New York on September 25, 2019 granted a declaratory judgment to a communications tower developer which…

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