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Skaneateles: Aug. 19 town meeting briefs

Grace Chapel would purchase 12.2 acres of the town s 80 acre Dunning property at a price of $87,000. It would also give the town an easement / right of way for the town to be able to gain access to the rest of its Dunning acreage.

The Dunning property has been under consideration to be used as additional athletic fields. Hosie had a letter from the school superintendent saying the school district did not object to this sale.

No one spoke out against the sale at the public hearing.

Mott/Town property exchange: Mott owns the Top of the Hill (Cedar House) C this is a parking lot swap with the town s Department of Public Works (North of Route 20- west of the village).

Essentially this will realign the property that each entity is using C and will better mesh with the Western Gateway Project.

No one spoke out against the land swap at the public hearing.

Town resident Mary Menopace was named as chair of the Hydrofracking Committee.

The town board unanimously voted against retirement incentives. So, Local Laws 2010-D part A and B were not enacted.

Town Water System: There is an ongoing discussion regarding the town s water evaluation as the board considers the scope of its options.

New Bridge: The bonding was unanimously authorized for the $160,000 Sheldon Road Bridge replacement.

The town voted to split the bids for roof repairs and painting needed on three buildings. It awarded the Water Department and Austin Park Pavilion to Pidgeon Roofing. And the work on the Transfer Station to John W. Hackett Contracting.

Then the town board opened a bid for replacement of the carport at the Transfer Station C until Wednesday Sept. 15.

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