EAST RANDOLPH - Both East Randolph and Randolph village officials are opposing several bills from the state Assembly and now pending in the state's Senate, regarding gun control.
Among those bills are:
Requiring the re-licensing of firearm licenses after five years.
Requiring the creation and imposition of restrictive commercial practices and stringent recordkeeping and reporting.
Prohibits the sale of pistols or revolvers by any person, firm or corporation in the retail business of selling guns which does not contain child proofing features built into the design of the gun.
Bans the sale, use or possession of 50-caliber or larger weapons
Requires semiautomatic pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer to be capable of micro stamping ammunition, and
Broadens provisions relating to eligibility for a firearms license.
County Legislator Bob Neal presented a resolution regarding gun control to oppose various senate bills regarding regulation and control of guns.
The resolution contends that "there are several other bills that have been introduced and are currently pending in both the state Assembly and the state Senate regarding various areas of gun control. ... Gun control laws have no deterrent effect on violent criminals who acquire their weapons from the black market or simply steal them ,,, interfere with the ability of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and who are required to follow the legal process to purchase them. ... The laws which are currently in place should be enforced and focus should be placed more on the criminal element. ... Government should not have the ability to take away the rights of U.S. citizens to protect themselves and their families when those citizens are following the laws and legally obtaining guns for home protection, sport or personal collections. If enacted, these bills would have a serious effect on the right to bear arms granted by the United States Constitution."
This resolution opposes the passage of the bill in the senate.
Officials of the village of East Randolph passed a motion in support of Neal's resolution. The village of Randolph followed their lead in adopting the resolution also.
The board adopted a motion to accept an estimate for survey services for Morey Street. The survey will establish the right of way that has been the topic of discussion in the past. A full survey of Morey Street will include a map drawn up with center line alignment and survey maps.
Norm Moon, Sewer Superintendent, reported a leak at the Moose Club to be repaired. He also shared that a delinquency violation had been received for no RPZ checks last year. Moon stated that letters of violation had gone out and there remains one left to comply. Moon requested that an August deadline be set for compliance every year. The board moved to set the deadline.
In code enforcement, two permits were issued in the month of May. Total cost of construction $41,500, with $85 in revenues. One property violation was cited at 122 Hall Street in East Randolph.
The board moved to accept an insurance proposal from Gary C. Brown Agency in the amount of $6,416.10. The plan had higher coverage amounts compared to another proposal.
The board will meet again at 6 p.m., Aug. 17.