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Lock 24 boat utility pedestals up and running

Village Department of Public Works employees recently finished installing 13 pedestals along the South Shore West Trail, which provide electrical hook-ups to visiting boaters.

The village charges boaters $5 for 24 hours of electricity. However, both Mayor Joseph Saraceni and Engineer Tim Baker said some boaters suggested the village charge more for the convenience, upwards of $10 per 24-hour period. Officials noted that larger boats visiting the village may use more power, resulting in a higher fee. So far, though, the village has collected $215 in fees while boaters have used only $200 worth of power.

Fees are collected through a drop-box system, which the Baldwinsville Police Department is able to monitor with cameras on Paper Mill Island. Baker also noted the DPW hoped to have water access available this week for boaters.

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