Councilor Brian May has been heading an effort to get the town of Lysander's codes online for residents to easily access and that vision has almost come to fruition.
On Thursday Dec. 6, the town board discussed costs of the project, which should ultimately save time for both town employees and residents. The initial cost to set up the online program and maintain it for the first year was $2,675, but May recently received word from General Code Publishers Corp., the company the town is working with, that the set up and maintenance costs for the first year were reduced to $895. After that, the annual cost to maintain (and update) the master "E-Code" book will be $550.
The board voted to authorize Supervisor Barry Bullis to sign the quote and get the ball rolling on the project.
West Entry Pump Station improvements approved
Lysander officials voted to make improvements to the West Entry Pump Station in the Radisson sewer district.
After holding a public hearing regarding the pump station needs, which includes electrical work and a new generator, the board voted in favor of the project at a cost not to exceed $107,000. The cost will be either $48 per district unit for one year, $25 per unit for two years or $17 per unit for three years.
There were no comments for or against the project.
Kowalski's liquor license denied
The town of Van Buren has voted against a 30-day waiver to grant renewal of a liquor license for Kowalski's Country Inn on Route 48.
The establishment's liquor license expired at the end of November. According to officials, the Van Buren codes officer recommended denying the request because the property has serious code violations that have not been addressed, adding that the owner made no progress on the violations and intends to sell the property.