North Syracuse holds public hearings, sets date for another

Two public hearings were held to discuss the current Community Development project and the fee schedule for peddlers and solicitors in the village during the North Syracuse Village Board Meeting on Feb. 24.

The first public hearing addressed the fund request for the ongoing Community Development project, in which the town is fixing the road and sidewalks along South Main Street. The village engineer, James Trasher, informed the board that village would be apply for a $100,000 grant to fund the project.

The second public hearing was held to discuss the cost of licenses for peddlers and solicitors that wish to go door-to-door in the village. Previously, the peddlers and solicitors only had to register with the village. By amending the village law, the peddlers and solicitors would have to pay a yet-to-be-determined fee for a license, as well as a fee for a background check. All the trustees, as well as Mayor Diane Browning, agreed licensing would be a good choice, though no decisions were finalized.

In addition, the board approved the authorization for North Syracuse Police Chief Thomas Connelly to hire Daniel Leneker as a part-time police officer in the village with no benefits. He has five years of policing experience, and currently works for the Cicero Police Department.

A public hearing date was also set prior to the March 10 meeting to discuss the modification of the current village code concerning snow removal from a person's property.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 10 at the North Syracuse Community Center, 600 South Bay Road in North Syracuse.

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