The five Councils of Governments of the Tug Hill region, including the CTHC will be meeting at an event called the “Super COG” meeting. The meeting will be held Thursday October 27th at the Town and Village of Boonville’s municipal building. Invitations for this event have gone out to municipal representatives. For more information contact Angie Kimball, one of the other Circuit Riders or the Tug Hill Commission.
MORE THAN 20 YEARS OF HOME RULE
The Cooperative Tug Hill Council (CTHC or Council) has worked on behalf of the towns in the center of the Tug Hill region for over 20 years. CTHC helps core towns of Tug Hill protect what they value through a local “home rule” approach. The Council exists to serve the towns and villages through shared services and information.
CTHC member towns have strength in numbers when addressing critical issues important to small communities. Individually, CTHC towns average less than 1,000 in population. Together they total about 12,000 — bigger than any other community in the Tug Hill region.
This council of governments is an independent unit of local government created under an Intermunicipal Agreement (IMA) signed by all member towns. A member town, currently the Town of Rodman, serves as fiscal agent.
CTHC Representatives. The Council is comprised of two representatives from each member town. The full Council meets two or more times each year to set work goals and a budget for the year, elect officers, and to hear about major issues and projects facing the region and is governed by a set of Bylaws . Between full Council meetings, an executive committee meets monthly to direct CTHC programs, and provide communications back to member towns on CTHC activities.
CTHC’s CIRCUIT RIDERS — KEY TO SERVICES. CTHC uses part-time circuit riders as well as a full time coordinator, all of whom are local people skilled in resolving questions that face small towns.
CTHC’s circuit riders attend town board meetings and work with town and planning board members between meetings to help with projects important to the community. These may range from help with a new local law, amending land use controls, to finding money for a key project.
Through CTHC’s circuit riders, the towns and villages are tied to work in the region such as management of snowmobile trials, watershed protection, etc.