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Canastota: Bids accepted to raze building

The Canastota Police Department will hold a bike auction during Kid's Day Aug. 9 at the firemen's field on Hickory Street. Kid's Day runs from 10:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At the Canastota Village Board meeting held Aug. 4 clerk/treasurer Catherine Williams reported that Brenda Kayn, CPA of BMK Services has completed the village's financial audit. Kayn will attend the next board meeting to discuss the results.

Mayor Todd Rouse met with the fire department on its fire truck rotation consensus. The plan is to purchase one truck to replace two trucks and to hold a 15-year bond, which will be paid when the ladder truck is expected to be replaced.

Williams will advertise for sealed proposals for the roadway milling and paving for portions of the following streets: South Diamond, East Center, Anderson, High, East Hickory First and Second streets, Delano Avenue, Tuttle, Prospect, James, Peasant and Stroud streets. Bids will be accepted until noon Aug. 18 and then opened.

Williams also will advertise for bids for the demolition and site restoration of 128 Center St, the former Barrot-Ryder building. A pre-bid meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 13. Bids will be received until 11 a.m. Aug. 20 and then opened then returned to PLS Engineering, PC for review and recommendation to the village.

Trustee Ted Lumbrazo was concerned with the costs of the demolition.

Rouse said the village is responsible for upfront costs, which are then placed on the property owners' county tax bill. The village will not be reimbursed until April of 2010.

Trustee Ann Marie Rossi wanted to thank the DPW for painting the graffiti from the Buck Street Bridge. Rossi also asked if funds were available to purchase two more trash receptacles, one for Center Street and one for Canal Street. Rouse told Rossi she would need to check the balance of the Beautification Committee's fund, if not the cans would need to be placed on next year's budget.

The board will meet again Aug. 18.

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