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No camp fees after all in Sylvan Beach

Deputy Mayor Louis Ryan chaired the regular meeting held at the Sylvan Beach village hall at 7:30 p.m. March 16; Mayor Statkewicz was absent due to illness. The meeting was well attended by campers and a few campground owners interested in the proposed inspection fees mentioned at the meeting held on March 2.

The village board has decided not to charge a fee for the inspections that will be done this year. The plans for this year are to inspect all the individual camp sites and put the information on a data base. The board will then review the information and decide what to do next. Several campers from the Lone Pine campground voiced a desire to make the improvements necessary to bring their units up to code on their own, if they knew what was needed.

"All our codes are on line at the village Web site." village clerk Wanda Durant said.

One problem mentioned was a lack of proper identification for emergency purposes. In many cases signs clearly marking the streets and numbers on sites are needed. Numbers on sites have to be at least four inches tall and in some cases set back laws have not been followed. Also, FEMA regulations require the village to make inspections, which has not been done in the past.

Minutes were approved for March 2 and bills for the month of March totaling $29,732.73 were approved.

Assemblyman David Townsend is sponsoring the Canal Clean Sweep in Verona Beach from 9 to 11 a.m. April 18. Volunteers wishing to join the team should call 762-4383.

DPW Superintendent Joe Benedict reported that the salt budget was only over by $276.00, however they still have a load left and it looks like snow removal is completed for the season so they are actually under budget.

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