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— —Trustee Mary Sennett said the mock-up business signs erected by the chamber of commerce at the corner of Genesee and Jordan streets and Jordan and Fennell streets have been revised to give a better example of what they may look like. Both now have business names on the signs to direct shoppers to specific merchants, while the sign at the corner of Genesee and Jordan streets has been changed from a horizontal shape to a more vertical one.

“I think it was a good idea to put these signs out there and get some feedback,” Sennett said. “I’m interested to see what the merchants think.”

Trustee Sue Jones agreed that posting the temporary signs was a good idea to gauge public reaction and see if the signs would be beneficial to local businesses. “I have to say though, I’m getting more ‘nay’s than ‘yea’s,” Jones said of the public comments she has received.

—The board confirmed its next operations meeting for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the village hall to discuss grant results for the new village hall project and possibly to vote to accept the bids.

—The board cancelled a previously-schedule operations meeting for Thursday, Dec. 27, and rescheduled it for 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28. The meeting will be to discuss and hopefully approve the purchase of new air packs for the Skaneateles fire department.

—Village Director of Municipal Operations Bob Lotkowictz said the DPW has caught up on leaf pickup around the village and started doing tree work and cemetery work. He said the repair work on the wastewater treatment plant roof started Dec. 13 and should be done in a few days.

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

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