Canastota: Silly string no so funny

Hannan told the board that he feels vehicles should only be allowed to park on one side of the street.

Lastly, Hannan was concerned with the use of "Silly String" during the Boxing Hall of Fame parade.

"It made the village look trashy," Hannan said. "It's also flammable. It's dangerous."

Mayor Todd Rouse echoed Hannan's concerns with the Silly String. He also mentioned "Poppers," another popular novelty item sold by vendors during parades.

Rouse said that the village could ask the vendors when permits are issued not to sell those items.

He also mentioned that throwing candy is dangerous because a young child was nearly hit by a motorcycle participating in the parade.

"I don't want to make it not fun," Rouse said. "But we can talk to the committee about that."

Rouse mentioned that so many people come out for the parade and they begin setting up chairs so early in the morning, many of which are from out of town, that maybe the village should consider setting up portable toilets on the parade route. People were asking residents if they could use their bathrooms, Rouse said.

Rouse said he thinks it's great that people come out early to watch the parade; it shows the popularity of it but he feels the village should accommodate people from out of town who watch the parade.

In other news

Rouse read a report from the Canastota Police Department after reviewing the parking on both sides of West Hickory Street during a funeral.

The report stated that considering the length of time it's been a funeral home and based on the fact that there have been no accidents reported, limiting parking to one side of the street is not suggested. The department suggested moving the "no parking here to corner" signs back an additional 25 feet.

The board authorized Debrucque Greenhouses LLC, to water and maintain the 61 flower planters in the village, at a cost of no more than $5,800 for the 2008 summer season as quoted by Debrucque.

The board will meet again July 7 at 7 p.m.

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