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B'ville: Crooked Brook culvert needs replacing

Motorists traveling Route 48 in the village have a new stop to make near Noble's plaza.

Baldwinsville's Department of Public Works Superintendent Claude Sykes said state crews found a hole had developed in a culvert traveling under Route 48, which allows Crooked Brook to flow to the Seneca River. Officials said erosion in the culvert was present from the west shoulder to the center of the road. The state has to conduct a hydraulic study and order a pipe in order to repair the culvert.

In the meantime, temporary traffic lights have been placed in the area to control the one lane of road available. Southbound and northbound traffic take turns passing over the brook.

Although the traffic light is not a permanent fixture, Sykes said the problem should take until mid to late September to complete.

No reservations at Mercer, McHarrie parks

Reservations will no longer be accepted at McHarrie and Mercer parks.

The village board voted to make all areas of the parks including pavilions open on a first-come, first-serve basis. The new policy went into affect last Thursday, but all reservations made prior to that date will be honored. The new policy will not affect community events such as the Seneca River Days and Celebrate Baldwinsville.

Paving Downer Street

The Baldwinsville DPW will begin milling Downer Street on Wednesday Aug. 8 to prepare for paving Thursday and Friday Aug. 9 and 10.

Village meetings

The Baldwinsville Neighborhood Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Aug. 30 at the Department of Public Works on Route 370 near Emerick Road.

The August public safety meeting has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 19 at the village hall.

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