Jun 24, 2010 Ned Campbell Uncategorized
During the Skaneateles Village Board Meeting Monday June 14, Fire Chief Eric Sell reported that the Fire Department Inc. approved a purchase of a 2010 three-man cab International Navistar that would hold 2,000 gallons of water, pump water at 12.50 gallons per minute, and be made from plastic.
“It’s one of the first plastic bodies in this area, versus aluminum or steal,” he said.
Sell wished to gain the approval of both the town and village before going forward with the purchase of a new engine, which would likely serve as a replacement engine. Sell said time was limited before the price of the engine would rise. To Angellilo’s question over warranty, he said, “It’s a lifetime warranty.”
“That covers it,” Angelillo said.
Sell said he would drop off literature for the board’s review as per Angelillo’s request.
Board resists July 4 concert in Cliff Park
Wayne Clark came to the board following up on his previous request to hold a concert from 4 to 10 p.m. July 3 at the village Gazebo to benefit Eye Bank. Clark submitted an updated proposal that moved the event to July 4 and promised “no money changing hands.” According to the proposal, musicians who stated interest in taking part included Dusty Pas’cal, Loren Barrigar, Joanne Perry, “and Sarah Horner and The Sloppy Joes are also a possibility.”
Members of the board resisted Clark’s request for multiple reason. Green cited the hours being too late and Trustee Sue Jones questioned Clark’s ability to bring in the bands he promised. She referred to uncertainty from Clark’s event last year at the Gazebo over “who and what.”
“If somebody cancels, it’s not the end of the world,” Clark said.
Marc Angelillo said the event felt disorganized, dysfunctional and poorly promoted. Clark asked for an example and Mark responded, “It’s just a gut feeling I have.”
After the dialog died down, Green said, “We don’t have a motion on the table to approve, so I guess the answer at this point is no.”
John Angyal memorial discussed
Last on the written agenda, Mayor Green addressed a request made by the Rotary Club to purchase a bench in memory of John Angyal to be placed in front of Johnny Angel’s Heavenly Burgers on Jordan Street.
Green noted that the company that makes the benches put on the street by the village is no longer in business.
Green had told Dick Kokosa of the Rotary Club that the village has a history of not allowing any more benches on the street due to the cost of maintaining them. In response Kokosa had indicated that if allowed to put a bench in front of Angel’s, Rotary members would keep it in a good state of repair.
Board members suggested alternative ways to memorialize John Angyal to be discussed further with the Rotary Club, such as dedicating a flagpole in his name.
Jordan Street needs fixing
“If you take a walk up Jordan Street from Riddler’s to Town Hall, the sidewalk’s in horrible shape,” Green said, adding an item to the agenda. “Both the brick, the concrete, and the aprons to the driveways to the parking lot.”
Green proposed hiring a contractor to do the work, considering the Department of Public Works will be busy this summer working on West Lake Road.
The board approved Green’s motion to use money from the sidewalk and parking trust accounts as well as to contract out the concrete work.