Syracuse Plastics project tabled

The Fayetteville village board deferred action on the plan for a 24-town house residential project proposed by S&W Builders at the current Syracuse Plastics site. Board members rezoned the site at the Sept. 11 meeting from industrial to private residential. At the Sept. 25 meeting, trustee Mary Coleman recommended that the village planning board submit its recommendations on the plan.

"I don't want to delay the project," Coleman explained. "I'd just like them (the planning board) to review it." Ultimately, the final draft of the site proposal would have to be approved through the planning board anyway. Coleman felt it would be beneficial to involve them at this stage as the planning board could determine any conflicts as the project moves forward.

Mayor Mark Olson will draft the letter of request to the planning board in time for review at that body's Oct. 2 meeting. Village board members anticipate having the results of the planning board's review in time for their Oct. 9 meeting.

The Gage Foundation continues to make process toward the restoration of the historic Gage house occupied in the mid-1800's by women's rights and anti-slavery activist Matilda Gage.

Trustee Coleman updated village board members on the foundations project, stating that work on the front portico and shingles is going smoothly and that the deck board is almost in place. The house was discovered to originally be a cream white color with green shutters and it is the intent of the foundation to comply with the home's original appearance. The foundation anticipates that the front fa ade will be visitor friendly between Oct. 6 -- 8. The planning board will make a final decision on the appearance of the home.

The new floater position created by the village board members for the Fayetteville Fire Department is saving money already. Trustee Randall Small indicated that the position has saved a total of $268 in August and September.

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