Skaneateles: Fire department looks to upgrade

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."

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