Canastota: Historian requests markers

Village Historian David Sadler asked the board for permission to apply to the state for a historical marker to commemorate the centennial of the "Great Auto Race" held in 1908. Racers drove from New York City to Paris and on the third night stayed at the Weaver Hotel in Canastota. The hotel once stood where the municipal building is located.

Sadler also asked for a historical marker to celebrate Canastota's first rural free delivery service. Aug. 1 will mark the centennial. The board approved the requests.

Sadler made a request for a rededication ceremony of the Civil War Monument in Clark Park. Oct. 19 will mark 100 years. Mayor Todd Rouse said the monument will be relocated in the park and when that happens, Sadler could possibly tie in the rededication then.

DPW Foreman Ron Bennett said he is working with Lenox Supervisor Rocco DiVeronica, Lenox highway Supervisor Tony Cesario and county Supervisor Jim Murphy on road repair on Canal Street. Bennett said the DPW plans to box out the bad spots and county will do the paving.

Bennett said the DPW also plans to begin sewer work on Prospect Street.

"We have a list a mile long," Bennett said.

Bruce Chandler, Canastota Fire Department submitted to the clerk specifications for the light tower for the rescue truck. Because the purchase will be more than $10,000, the board agreed to send it out for bid.

Board members thanked the DPW, village police and fire department and neighboring police for all the hard work and effort during the Boxing Hall of Fame induction weekend.

Trustee Ted Lumbrazo asked Bennett if the DPW could place additional garbage cans around the village next year during the event.

A request for tree removal by a resident at 217 James St. was turned over to the DPW.

The board approved two requests by community members to use the fire station and two requests to use the pole barn for activities, pending insurance certificates.

The board will meet only once next month, July 16 at 7 p.m.

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