North Street speeders targeted in village of Camillus

In response to North Street neighbors' complaints last month about speeding cars on their street, the Camillus Village Board started reviewing all their options, including installing a speed bump and lowering the speed limit on the side street.

At the Tuesday Aug. 11 meeting the board revisited the issue and discussed the problem with Camillus Police Sgt. Mark Eckert.

Eckert suggested before the board passes a local law to address the problem, the village make use of the police traffic patrol, speed counter and speed sign to let motorists know just how fast they're moving.

Eckert said research has shown that people tend to overestimate how fast drivers are actually traveling, but that using the speed counter and increasing patrols in the area would give the police and the village accurate data to work with.

Village attorney Steve Primo also cautioned against installing speed bumps in the roadway, which would reduce driver's speed but may also require village maintenance and could create headaches in the future if drivers claim the speed bumps caused damage to their vehicles.

Village garbage gets a new ride

The new garbage truck has hit the streets, Mayor Kurt Brunger announced. Purchased earlier this summer to replace the old truck, the new vehicle has allowed village DPW crew to make half as many trips to the dump while maintaining the three-day pickup schedule throughout the village.

Trustee Jim Palumbo noted that since the crew is spending half the time driving back and forth to the dump the DPW would be able to spend more time on sidewalks and other priorities.

On sale now

The board also discussed whether the village codebook addressed the maximum length of time residents were allowed to hold a yard sale, in response to complaints about an ongoing yard sale on South Street.

Primo noted that if the resident were in violation of a local law, Codes Enforcement Officer John Williams would have already addressed the situation. He added that if the board were to pass a local law in the future regarding yard sales, residents already holding them would not be grandfathered in and the law would allow the village to address the existing situation.

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