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Village board busy with event requests

— Since Angellilo was absent and the issue is something he feels strongly about, Jones and Mayor Marty Hubbard both suggested the question be tabled until the board’s next meeting on Sept. 22, which was unanimously agreed. Dove said she would talk with Angelillo and also return for the Sept. 22 meeting for further discussion.

The board then heard a request from the Skaneateles Girls Lacrosse Association to hold its second Veterans Day Remembrance and Thanksgiving Ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in Clift Park. The event will have a flag display, comments by local clergy and a local poet, and will be coordinated with the local American Legion chapter veteran’s day observances.

SGLA Board Members Mary Gaffney and Carolyn Tierney, and varsity lacrosse player Emma Ford, presented the request, which was unanimously approved by the board.

After a report from Police Chief Lloyd Perkins that the Labor Day weekend SkanRaces and fire department Field Days events went smoothly and without problems, the board discussed a request from the Fennell Street sports business Endurance Monster to host a four-mile Halloween Run. The race would to go up Fennell Street, over Old Seneca Turnpike and back down Jordan Street.

The trustees agreed that they wanted more information about the event, including routes, water stops, insurance, and number of volunteers, and so voted to table their decision until the next board meeting on Sept. 22.

Trustee Cromp called run “a great idea,” but added, “every weekend we get requests for something,” and he wondered if there were beginning to be too many events in the village.

Mayor Hubbard agreed, saying, “at some point there will be a tipping point.”

Also at the meeting:

—The board accepted the resignation Historic Landmark Preservation Committee member Kihm Winship, and will begin looking for applicants for the vacant seat. The board agreed they hoped to get applicants from people who live inside the village historic district, which none of the current committee members do.

—The board reiterated its intention to hold a public hearing on Thursday, Sept. 22, on a local law concerning the placement of traffic devices and parking meters in the village.

—The board agreed to begin having the DPW remove the iron tree grates around village and have them replaced with dark mulch.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at editor@skaneatelespress.com.

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