At their regular meeting Jan.18, the Milo Town Board scheduled a public hearing for the proposed 6-month moratorium on the establishment of an adult entertainment zone in the town while they determine precisely where it should be located.

The hearing will take place at next month’s regular meeting, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. It should be noted that the establishment of the zone is a New York State mandate, despite the fact that there have been no applications to open such a business in the town.

Another mandate which town officials have called unnecessary, is the requirement for new, state-approved road signs, a measure which will cost Milo an estimated $30,000 over the next two years. The Highway Department has already begun replacing the signs gradually.

• WATER: Water consumption over the holiday period was twice its normal level, according to Supervisor John Socha, who commented that something had to be done about monitoring water quality in Himrod, as personnel and testing fees are proving too costly.

• ZONING: Dep. Supervisor Arden Sorensen nominated Terry Jensen to fill an expired seat on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Jensen was unanimously approved. The town’s attorney is examining the possibility of reducing the ZBA terms from seven years to three to five years.

• APPOINTMENTS: The list of appointments for 2011 is not yet complete, but Randy Deal was approved as the town’s webmaster at the rate of $100 per month, and Dan King was approved as Deputy Fire Inspector and Deputy Code Enforcer at the rate of $18 per hour.