Obeying traffic signals is important when navigating both main and side streets, especially during the winter months. This past week brought plenty of snow to the area, making driving difficult and even dangerous.
At the last Camillus town board meeting on Jan. 13, Third Ward Councilor Bill Davern proposed that two stop signs be removed for the winter season.
The signs, one at the Southeast and Northwest Mansfield Drive corners and the other at Welsh Drive have caused many complaints due to problems stopping and proceeding at that intersection. The proposal was approved. The signs will be put back up on April to control traffic flow issues in that area.
For those residents sick of seeing the billboards on the corner of Germania and West Genesee Street; they are gone. The company who owned the signs recently removed them from the corner. The lot will be sold to the town of Camillus for $1. The town is considering using the lot for a community parking lot as part of the on-going West Genesee Corridor Improvement program.
Public hearing scheduled
At 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Camillus Municipal Building a public hearing will be held to consider amending the Camillus Municipal Code, chapter 60, Traffic and Vehicle, for the placement of stop signs in Annesgrove at the northeast corner of Linenhall and Donnely Street, the northeast corner of Newbridge and Donnely Street; the southwest corner of Frodo and Donnely Street and at the northwest corner of Donnely and Scenic Drive.
A five year plan for community development will also be discussed.
Finally, plans to consider amending chapter 82, Veteran's Exemptions, to restate the maximum exemptions allowable.
In other news
The office of the town clerk was approved to advertise for a part time police clerk position for the Camillus Police Department. The present part time clerk was appointed as a regular part time deputy in the receiver of taxes office effective Feb.14.
Mary Rose DeAngelo was appointed to the part-time clerical list.
Sue Lucio was appointed as a regular part-time deputy in the tax receiver's office at the starting pay of $12.72 per hour and a probationary period of six months.