Baldwinsville officials adopted a proposed local law that set water tap and inspection fees at $344 and sewer tap and inspection fees at $51. The new fees will affect developers building within the village limits that want to connect to the village water and sewer systems. According to officials, the fees are fair and reasonable as they are the actual cost. Officials included a measure that allows the fees to be adjusted with a resolution should the actual cost change.
Paper Mill Island reserve fund
Trustee Richard Presley suggested creating a capital reserve fund for the 10-year-old Paper Mill Island.
This year, the property was 40 percent over budget. Presley suggested putting the additional revenue into a fund to pay for any future repairs. The project initially cost $250,000 to build and by building a reserve now, the village could prepare for any future repair costs.
VB pursues SMTC assistance
Van Buren officials authorized Barton & Loguidice to apply for assistance from the Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council in regards to a corridor study of Downer Street from Route 690 east to the village line. A traffic study is necessary along the said stretch of Downer Street considering the increased amount of development in the area. Supervisor Mary Crego said she would also write letters to the village, county and state departments of transportation requesting their assistance.
VB receives portrait of Martin Van Buren
Supervisor Crego shared the kindness of Nancy Duffy, a local artist who donated a portrait of Martin Van Buren to the town on Dec. 4, the day before Martin Van Buren's 224th birthday.
Van Buren served as the governor of New York State, the eighth president of the United States and is the namesake of the town of Van Buren. After expressing the town's gratitude, Crego noted that Duffy is at the Francis House battling cancer.
VB public hearing
A public hearing regarding no parking signs on Brickyard Road between Route 173 and Canton Street will be held at 7:35 p.m. on Tuesday Dec. 19 at the Van Buren Town Hall. The public hearing also regards the placement of a stop sign at the intersection of Miguel and Winchell Lane.