Baldwinsville: Boards in brief

The Van Buren board approved a 2007 contract with the Memphis Fire Department.

Because the department serves both the towns of Van Buren and Camillus, the financials are split accordingly between the two municipalities. By dividing the assessments between Camillus and Van Buren of properties served by the fire department, Van Buren is responsible for $87,818 of the $108,600 contract.

According to department officials, there is a 3 percent increase from last years contract due to a 10 percent increase in insurance costs for the department.

According to Supervisor Mary Crego, the Van Buren tax rate for the department went down probably due to increased assessments in the serviced area.

VB requests speed limit reduction

Van Buren officials have sent a letter to New York State regarding a speed limit reduction request for Winchell and Walters roads due to ongoing development in the area. The request is to reduce the speed limit on Winchell Road to 35 mph and to reduce the speed limit on Walters road to 45 mph.

VB public hearings

A public hearing will be held at 7:35 p.m. on Dec. 5 regarding the installation of stop signs at the intersection of Winchell Road and Miguel Lane in the town of Van Buren.

A second public hearing will be held the same night at 7:40 p.m. regarding a planned unit development zone change for section one of the Sun Meadows project on NW Sorrell Hill Road. The request is in regards to nine lots located away from existing lots. There will be no change on existing lots that have already been purchased.

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