B'ville: SK road/drainage project underway

The town of Van Buren received sales tax money from Onondaga County totaling $250,000, which the town will use to repair roads and drainage in the Seneca Knolls development over the next five years.

At the previous board meeting, Supervisor Mary Crego wasn't sure whether the county had received the town's request to use the sales tax money.

"We received the sales tax money the day after we thought we weren't going to get it," Crego said.

The town plans to hold a public informational meeting regarding the issue at 7 p.m. May 24 at the town hall, corner of Van Buren and Ellsworth roads in Van Buren.

Developments in the village

The village board addressed several issues regarding development at last week's board meeting.

Jake McKenna of Parsons-McKenna presented the board with information regarding the Lock Street area. Because the firm is still investigating issues regarding the possible need for brownfield redevelopment in the area, he said they would need another two weeks before presenting to the board.

John McFall requested the board conduct a topographical survey of the Meadow Street property, which currently belongs to the NYS Canal Corporation. The village is in the process of acquiring the lands from the state, at which point McFall would like to lease the property to home the community Arts Center.

The board approved the request to conduct the survey

Village trustees also shared their visions for the property where the old Harrington Firehouse stands. Each agreed they would like to see an aesthetic combination of parking and green space with a focus on pedestrian safety. Officials expect the building to be torn down by the summer.

VB public information meeting

The annual public information meeting regarding the MS4 stormwater district will be held at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday May 1 at the Van Buren town hall.

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