For the record
Town Councilor Michael Schnack was identified incorrectly in the Feb. 25 issue of the Jamestown Press as the person discussing the legality of the annual fishing derby at North Pond Reservoir.
Outgoing Town Solicitor J. William W. Harsch talked about policy versus law pertaining to council approval of fishing at the reservoir. Schnack said Friday that he researched the issues raised by Harsch. Schnack said state laws ban public access such as for hunting
or fishing on public reservoir properties and on lands posted according to state regulations, unless the owner grants specific permission. The councilor said "we (town officials) have the right to allow" the derby fishing. He said he found no local ordinance or rule that states otherwise.