Latest News on Spring Meeting: The Executive Committee of the CTHC met on April 15, 2021 and determined that the continuing health and safety issues from the COVID-19 pandemic and difficulty in finding a location to hold a spring meeting and dinner with sufficient space to social distance mean that a spring meeting at this point is not feasible. Municipal reps will be contacted soon with details concerning election of officers and voting on the proposed goals for 2021, which are normally conducted at the spring meeting. The Executive Committee hopes that they will see everyone at fall meeting – stay tuned for information.
**Our website is undergoing upgrades presently. If you visit any portion of the site and it is incomplete or you have questions, please contact Coordinator Angie Kimball at the information on the right.**
**The Low Volume Roads legislation which the CTHC has been championing for many years has been re-proposed for the 2021-2022 session. The latest bill numbers are Senate bill #S03825 and Assembly bill #A0326 for anyone interested in reading the text of the proposed law. We continue to discuss strategy for the upcoming sessions for this important legislation with our partners.
The Tug Hill Commission has a white paper on the subject for those with questions (found HERE).
Key Points Guide: Minimum Maintenance Roads -Facts **
MORE THAN 40 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 40 years. CTHC continues to help the core municipalities 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 and villages have strength in numbers when addressing critical issues important to small communities. Individually, CTHC towns and villages average less than 1,000 in population. Together they total about 18,400 — bigger than any other community in the Tug Hill region.
This council of governments is an independent unit of local government created under an Inter-Municipal Agreement (IMA) signed by all member municipalities. A member town, currently the Town of Rodman, serves as fiscal agent.
CTHC Representatives. The Council is comprised of two representatives from each member municipality. 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 bi-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.