Cooperative Tug Hill Council: A council of governments formed pursuant to Article 5-G of General Municipal Law, composed of several towns and villages in the central Tug Hill region.
Tug Hill Reserve Act: A law authorizing councils of governments in the Tug Hill region to designate local reserves, prepare local reserve plans and administer programs to ensure that in proposing development or in the review of proposed developments, the actions of governmental agencies, boards, commissions and authorities are consistent with the protection of the region, with maintaining the rural character of Tug Hill, with the intent of the Act, and with local reserve plans.
Planning Accord for Tug Hill: A document adopted by the towns of the Cooperative Tug Hill Council, and the Cooperative Tug Hill Council itself, which designates a local reserve known as the “Tug Hill Reserve,” and establishes goals for the future of the Reserve.
TugHill Reserve: A geographical area which includes 15 towns, designated by the Cooperative Tug Hill Council as a local reserve through the adoption of the “Planning Accord for Tug Hill.”
Special Area: A particular area in a local reserve which is identified by a town as vital to protecting natural resources and the character of the landscape.
Special Area Guidelines Workbook: A guide prepared by the Cooperative Tug Hill Council for the use of the towns of the Tug Hill Reserve in preparing individual town special area maps. The guidelines of this workbook are designed to assist towns in meeting the special area criteria established in the Tug Hill Reserve Act and the “Planning Accord for Tug Hill.”
Special Area Maps, Individual towns: Maps designating special areas in individual towns of the Tug Hill Reserve, adopted by a resolution of the local town board.
Special Area Map, Composite: A composite map of the individual town special area maps, adopted by a resolution of the Cooperative Tug Hill Council, and made a part of the Tug Hill Reserve Plan. This map is labeled “Cooperative Tug Hill Council – Local Reserve Plan – Special Area Map.”
Tug Hill Reserve Plan: A local reserve plan adopted for the Tug Hill Reserve by a resolution of the Cooperative Tug Hill Council, and composed of the “Planning Accord for Tug Hill” and the composite special area map.