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Small but important actions taken by village board

— The Skaneateles Village Board of Trustees took action on a number of small but important local issues at its recent board meeting, Thursday, Oct. 27.

Skaneateles resident Dennis Dundon was unanimously approved by the trustees to serve as the new Clerk of the Boards (clerk for the Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Board and Historical Landmarks Preservation Commission).

The new, part-time position was created by the trustees in late September with the passage of Local Law No. 1 of 2011 to amend the village zoning code. The change split the code enforcement officer position into two separate part-time jobs — one CEO and one Clerk of the Boards.

The village accepted applications for the clerk of the board position throughout the month of October and received numerous quality applications, said Trustee Mary Sennett.

“Dennis is very personable and very well suited for the job,” said Mayor Marty Hubbard.

Also at the meeting:

—The board spent time discussing the needed repair of an underground water line on Talcot Lane. The galvanized metal line had become corrupted, which affects water quality, so the village will install new high-grade plastic line as a replacement, said Bob Lotkowictz, director of municipal operations. Village attorney Mike Byrne said the village may have to get up to four easements in order to complete the work.

—The new codes enforcement officer, Fire Chief Eric Sell, gave his first report to the board, and said his CEO training has been completed.

— Pat Blackler, Cemetery Board member and village historian, told the trustees that cemetery laborers Jim McManus and Steve Delaney will stop working Friday, Oct. 28, for the winter season, and she praised their “outstanding” work. The trustees all voiced agreement, and Hubbard said he intended to go to the cemetery on Oct. 28 to recognize and thank the two men for their dedication.

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