Village applauds LOSAP during portfolio review

"I'm taking it out of service," he said.

Green said a majority of the cost to repair will come from the vehicle maintenance budget for the fire department and the remainder will come from the village's contingency budget.

However, Sell is hopeful the department can save a little money by salvaging what parts he can for the repair.

HWAA is Feb. 18 to 20

With Hockey Weekend Across America quickly approaching, Skaneateles Youth Hockey Association President Bill Marquardt approached the board for permission to construct a playing surface on Skaneateles Lake to host the event outside at Shotwell Park.

Marquardt said there are 14 teams ready to take the ice from Feb. 18 to 20 and the intent is to have every team play.

"We think the kids will just have a ball," he said to the board.

Marquardt is also hopeful there will be a lot of spectators and for the weather to hold out so the surface stays frozen long enough for others to enjoy playing on an outside rink after the national event.

Trustee Sue Jones asked Marquardt to work closely with Director of Municipal Operations Bob Lotkowictz as the ice will need to be flooded with warm water to create a smooth playing surface.

Getting race ready

The Skaneateles Village Board approved plans for the 2011 Labor Day Race during its regular meeting Jan. 24.

Dr. Mike Parker attended the meeting to request permission for the annual event,which has become a well-attended occasion with more than 1,000 participants, he said. The race started less than 10 years ago with 250 participants.

"We're hoping not to change anything," Parker told the board, adding he's interested in once again working with the Skaneateles fire and police departments.

"I'm happy to listen to constructive criticism," he said.

The run route was altered last year and Parker said he received positive feedback from those involved.

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