The regular meeting for Sylvan Beach held at the village hall on Monday, April 6, was attended by the new mayor Edward (Rick) Steward and all the trustees who included the newly elected trustees, Greg Campbell and Greg Horan.
Dick Elliot, engineer, accompanied by Jack Dodson, consulting engineer, opened the meeting with a proposal explaining how much it would cost the village to hire him to determine whether the EOL waste water treatment plant would be able to handle the new Bridgeport Sewer District in the town of Sullivan. The board agreed to only pay for the first part of the proposal, which is to attend the planning meetings as an advisor. They postponed determining who would pay for additional services from his firm, if needed. The point was made that the services of an engineer would not be needed if the town of Sullivan did not want to add Bridgeport into the Beach sewer system. Another point made was the possibility of eventually exceeding the capacity of the plant if other towns wished to connect to the system.
The American Diabetes Association will be holding their Tour de Cure on Sunday, June 7, starting and ending at Verona Beach State Park. Laura Bender of T-4 wants to hold a triathlon on Sept. 13, the route for this event is yet undecided.
The village received approval from NYS Department of Transportation for the $730,620 Sylvan Beach Pedestrian Connection Project. The funds for this project come from stimulus money given to NY State and transmitted through the TEP (Department of Transportation) grant program. The next step is to prepare a proposal for use of the funds; the plans must be submitted by June 29.
Al Jackson requested and received permission from the board for the Youthful Seniors to use the village parking lot at the village hall for all senior bus trips. The village continued their tradition of supporting the project by donating $300 to help pay for the State Fair Trip.