F'ville Village Board: Looking forward to 2008

Fayetteville Mayor Mark Olson spoke to the board of trustees Jan. 14 about both the accomplishments and the plans for improving the vision of Fayetteville. The groundwork for many of the plans is already in motion.

Olson gave his top ten goals for the year 2008. The plans include:

Continue to offer quality services that enhance the life of residents;

Start construction of the DOT Park;

Make progress in the walk-ability and sidewalk project;

New software for the clerks and treasure office;

Startup of the new code enforcement office with Richard Green;

A review of staffing in all departments;

Review cooperative efforts with all villages and towns including trash collection, fire service, recreation and insurance;

Expand cultural events in the village; increase the Fayetteville Festival and continue with the Syracuse Symphony;

Continue to work towards a stable budget and continue to fund the reserves in the stable plan;

Implement the comprehensive plan and guidelines.

Fayetteville year in review

Olson also reviewed some 2007 accomplishments, highlighting the pandemic committee's report with response plan, and the proposed front law legislation and adoption of the new law and study of the water problems in parts of the village. Last year also saw forward movement in the comprehensive plan.

On the cultural side, Fayetteville saw the Syracuse Symphony concert and held the second annual Fayetteville Festival.

On the personnel side, the village welcomed Lorie Corsette as clerk treasurer. Corsette replaced Marty Lynch who was the clerk for almost 30 years. The village also added Richard Green as the new code enforcement officer. Green will be shared with the village of Minoa. The creation of a flexible spending account for employee was also included in the pluses for the year.

On the construction side, Olson emphasized the building of the handicap ramp and a grant to replace a window in the firehouse for $14,000; that project is complete. The village also created a skate ramp and received a new ladder truck for the fire department.

Rock the vote

Trustee Michael Small announced that the general village election will be from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday March 18. It will be held at the village hall boardroom, located at 425 East Genesee Street. The board will next meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday Jan. 28 at the Fayetteville Village Hall.

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