After completing a busy year, Fayetteville officials are not about to slow down.
Mayor Mark Olson outlined several ambitious goals for 2011 at the Jan. 10 village board meeting, including maintaining a stable tax rate as the village copes with 10 percent revenue loss as a result of the recent county sales tax sharing agreement. Olson told the board the budget "cycle" would begin immediately and the trustees would be presented with strict budget guidelines. The board will present the final spending plan at an April public hearing before adoption. The fiscal year begins June 1.
Olson also said it is vital that ongoing projects, including the Canal Landing Park, Safe Routes-to-School and the firehouse construction, are completed on time and on budget.
Another priority, Olson said, is to improve the business climate that enhances "the character and vitality of the village."
Olson said the board will work with recently elected state Assemblyman Don Miller and U.S. Rep Ann Marie Buerkle on issues that impact Fayetteville.
In other business
Local developer Tom Goodfellow presented a plan to build a 16-lot condominium community on the property of the former McIntyre Paper Mill on Mill and Clinton streets. The 16 single family Craftsmen-style homes would comprise McIntyre Commons and feature a water generator utilizing the Ledyard Canal to power each lot.
The board scheduled a public hearing on the Planned Residential Development at its next regular meeting, Jan. 24.
Also, it was announced the Greater Manlius Chamber of Commerce is looking to move into a vacant basement office in the village hall at the end of next month. The chamber's current offices are located at 305 East Seneca St., Manlius.
Olson said it was the intention of chamber officials to be headquartered in the village - the center of the town's retail hub.