The meeting in the village of Sylvan Beach was well attended at 3 p.m. Aug. 3. Neighbors of the Hollyrock Beach Bar and Resort came to complain about the music and foul language coming from the bar as late as 2 a.m. Angela Biggs, a representative from the Hollyrock apologized that Ron Mexico was unable to attend the meeting.
"He had a prior commitment with the Fireman's Association of Utica to attend the golf tournament held at Stone Bridge Golf Course in New Hartford. Biggs continued by saying "The Hollyrock is very anxious to be a good neighbor and to work to correct any problems." Several suggestions were made during the discussion that followed which included raising the fence, adjusting the level of the base, and hanging sound absorbing curtains. Trustee Gregory Horan agreed to visit the area while the music was playing. A dead end sign will be placed on 4th Ave. to curb unnecessary traffic on the Avenue.
Kelly Walters, Executive Director of the Parkway Senior Center in Utica, addressed the board concerning the Koster building, previously a center for senior citizens. Plans for the center include a health and fitness center and wellness center which will include exercise equipment with people to assist visitors. Various craft activities will also be included and perhaps they can run programs for the children. "The sooner we can get it open the better, but it may be April 2010 before we can make it happen. What it's going to take is participation by the citizens in the area." Walter's said.
"This is a very worthwhile project and the village will work to get it open, but then it will be up to you to come up with the funds to keep it going." Mayor Stewart said.
Bob Letizia presented the board with a proposal to introduce the "Sylvan Sun," a dinner cruise ship, to Sylvan Beach. The board granted their approval to proceed with the steps necessary to obtain a mooring permit on the pier. The ship will dry dock in Bridgeport during the winter.