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Skaneateles police, fire department approved for grants

Skaneateles Police Chief Lloyd Perkins announced Monday Dec. 14 that the village police department has been approved for three grants.

According to Perkins, the department will be reimbursed $2,128 for its participation in the Buckle Up New York campaign and also will receive a $4,400 reimbursement in the form of a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program, or S.T.E.P., grant.

The department will also be receiving a $9,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security.

The Skaneateles Fire Department has also been approved for funding. Fire Chief Bob Frank said the department will be receiving a $1,000 grant from the Department of Environmental Conservation.

The funding will go toward purchasing outdoor firefighting equipment.

Cemetery road signs are up

Skaneateles Village Historian Pat Blackler, who also sits on the cemetery board, reported to the village board the Department of Public Works has put up the signs at Lake View Cemetery on West Genesee Street.

The five road signs are not very tall. Blackler said if the community likes the signs, maybe they could get some more for the cemetery as there are still streets without names.

Among the streets to get the newest signs is Veterans Way, which the American Legion donated funds toward.

DOT truck comment period ended

After a second extension of the public comment period on the Department of Transportation's proposed truck traffic regulations, the comment period ended Dec. 14.

According to Mayor Bob Green, he believes the regulations will be implemented.

However, Green said there has been a lot of misrepresentation of the regulations by the Motor Truck Association. There have been many press releases sent out to media by the Motor Truck Association and the New York State Farm Bureau with erroneous information regarding the regulations.

"There are times I wonder if the Motor Truck Association has gone online and read the regulations," Green said during the Dec. 14 village board meeting.

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