Caz Village Board faces new year

Also, CACDA Director Barbara Henderson announced that she secured a grant for $1,500 to explore the infrastructure of the CAVAC building.

The upcoming year

The meeting served as a preface to the upcoming year and the issues ahead. In 2008, the board will have to face several issues and decisions regarding the village and the future of the community.

"I'm really excited because our board is an incredibly wonderful group," said Trustee Russ Brownback. "They're smart, objective and we work well together. The punch line is, isn't that a fabulous recipe given the task at hand to finalize and ratify the comprehensive plan. It's a perfect group to be handed that project."

"2008 will be a busy year for the board of trustees," Mayor Dougherty said. "We will be working on the update to the Comprehensive Plan, issuing Well Head Protection Overlay District Legislation and other changes to the village code dictated by revisions to the comprehensive plan. We will be holding a public hearing on Jan. 22 on the proposed changes to the residency requirements to launch a boat at Lakeside Park. We are looking for funding for repairs to the CAVAC building and repairs to the wall around Lakeland Park. Additionally, we will be working on storm sewer upgrades for William Street and investigating the storm water in-leakage problem into the sanitary sewer."

"2008 is going to be an interesting and challenging year in the issues we tackle, the budget we set, and the changes we put in place, including the revised comprehensive plan and zoning regulations, said Trustee Paul Brooks.

I am proud and excited to be part of such an energized and passionate group," Trustee Tait said. "The diversity of the village board and common resolve to do what is in the best interests of our community has created a positive and productive work environment. The village of Cazenovia faces several challenges in 2008, including an aged infrastructure (streets, water and sewer lines), needed rehabilitation of the CAVAC building and stone wall along the creek and lake in Lakeland Park and a laundry list of other expenses that we must address in the immediate future. Even with these challenges, I remain confident that with the continued hard work and objectivity of our elected and appointed officials, close interaction with our constituents and utilization of all available resources we will effectively address these and other issues facing our great community.

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