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DEC says no emergency stream repair permits

Also discussed at the meeting was the fate of the town-owned house near the Skaneateles Transfer and Recycling Station. The tenant has moved out and Habitat for Humanity will soon go in and salvage anything worthwhile. The town then plans to have the fire department do a controlled burn of the house, and also to re-seed both driveways to return to grass.

Summer upkeep, repairs, and renovations also have begun in the village of Skaneateles, some due to age and others to violent spring weather.

"Much of it is just talk so far," said Mayor Martin Hubbard about the upcoming village projects.

The major endeavor in the village is a new roof for the Hubbard Chapel in Lake View Cemetery, which has begun to leak due to age and normal wear and tear. The chapel was built in 1926.

Last month the village board of trustees approved a $20,000 appropriation for the task and is currently accepting bids from roofing contractors, which will be in by June 15, Hubbard said.

Also on the village to-do list are repairs to the stone seawall near Clift Park, which sustained heavy damage in April due to high winds and lake water levels. Portions of the walk near the water had to be closed to pedestrians as a safety precaution.

The village recently received authorization for the seawall repair from the State DEC, is waiting for a visit by representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and has applied for extra FEMA funding for the work.

The high water levels must subside before any actual work can begin, however, Hubbard said.

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