One motion involves the recent passage of the the so-called Green Light NY legislation in Albany, which allows non U.S. residents to get a drivers license in New York State. The motion – sponsored by Republican Terry Neibel of Dunkirk – notes that Larry Barmore, county clerk, has expressed his opposition of the state Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act. Last month Barmore questioned its constitutionality and believes the law circumvents federal immigration laws.
In addition, a second motion is being proposed by several legislators who live near Lake Erie opposing the construction of any wind turbine farms on the great lake. The proposed motion notes that recently the state of Ohio has partnered with a business to construct wind turbine along the shore of Lake Erie, which has spawned discussion from lakeside communities in Chautauqua County. The resolution reads that the construction of wind turbines on the lake could negatively impact not just migratory birds, but also impact fishing waters through the destruction of spawning grounds.
If the proposed motions are approved by a majority of the legislature, they will be sent to state officials so they know the county is on record as being opposed to the two issues.
The legislature will also once again discuss the allocation of county bed tax money for the Chautauqua Lake Pops in Mayville. It had already been approved last month but there was an error in how the legislation was written so lawmakers will have to take it up again Wednesday.
Wednesday’s meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the legislature chambers and is open to the public.