Sylvan Beach could lose 31% in CHIPS funding

On Monday Jan. 5, the village of Sylvan Beach held their first regular meeting for the year in the village hall at 3 p.m.; Trustee Louis Ryan was not present.

A motion to accept the minutes from the Dec. 15 meeting carried.

Village elections will be held on Wednesday March 18 from noon to 9 p.m., at the village office located at 808 Marina Drive.

If the Governor's budget is adopted the village could suffer a 31 percent decrease in their portion of the CHIPS Funding used to maintain roads. The village will look into other measures that can be taken to maintain the roads.

National Grid has requested a refund from the village for overpayment of the utility tax from 2005 to date. The village has communicated with the Office of the State Comptroller and NYCOM and is advised not to make a payment at this time. The village will be advised at the conclusion of an investigation by NYCOM.

Notice was received to renew the liquor licenses from Canal View Caf (c) and Holly Rock Beach Bar Resort.

A communication from John Clements requested a reduction in sewer and water units for the new Deli Mart Located at 1104 Main St. Previously the structure was used as a bowling alley with apartments upstairs and is currently charged as three sewer and three water units. The deli will have a kitchen and one or two restrooms, but no bar or apartments upstairs which would justify the reduction.

The Codes Enforcement Officer will send a report to the board with his recommendation after he has done an inspection of the property. The Board will make a determination after they receive the report.

The next regular meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19.

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