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Manlius: Public hearings set for Valentine's Day

The Manlius town board, at its Jan. 24 meeting, voted unanimously in favor of a contract with the town of DeWitt for dog control services. DeWitt has a full-time dog control officer who will serve as backup to the town of Manlius' part-time dog control officer, Harry Carey, at $40 per call.

"This will facilitate [Carey]," said Hank Chapman, town supervisor, in response to a question from resident Hamilton Armstrong. "This is to make his life easier so in case he needs time off, there's a backup. He's still our primary person."

In addition, if Carey needs assistance on occasion, the town now has the option to call on DeWitt for help.

Carey works for the town of Manlius codes department, a subdivision of planning and development. His responsibilities include picking up loose and dangerous dogs.

"Wall of Honor" update

Manlius Police Chief Francis Marlowe presented councilors with an update on the progress of the "Wall of Honor" that will be constructed and maintained at police department headquarters.

The Wall of Honor is being built to recognize and honor by name those who have been killed in the line of duty, who have passed away while in active service or have retired from the department. Plaques and pictures of former officers will be displayed.

Marlowe said they are seeking private donations. Currently, $1,500 has been donated but the project cannot move forward until at least another $500 is raised. It will take $2,000 to start the project and with a total cost of $4,000 to finish.

The target date for completion is during National Police Week, celebrated each year in mid-May since 1962.

Public hearings

The councilors set three public hearings for Feb. 14:

At 7:05 p.m., discussion will involve the extension of the Manlius consolidated water district. The developer that is building homes in the Homewood area has requested the water district be extended to include the new homes being built.

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