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Village looks to change law on peddling and soliciting

Also at the meeting:

—Director of Municipal Operations Bob Lotkowictz informed the board that the village’s engineering firm has offered to provide the village with new pump efficiency hardware and software for the village ultraviolet water treatment system if the village agrees to be a “test case” for the new software. After 12 weeks of monitoring, the village would get to keep all the equipment as well as get the results of the monitoring. “It’s really a win-win for us,” Byrne said. Lotkowictz agreed, and said this would “dovetail nicely with the energy grant too.”

—Village Historian Pat Blackler asked Lotkowictz if the DPW could “give some attention” to the five blue and yellow historical markers in village as well as the Thayer Park sign, all of which are getting a bit weathered. Lotkowictz said he would look into it.

— Lotkowictz said the application for the competitive state grant to make the new village hall building a net-zero energy usage facility would be ready by the July 16 submission deadline.

—The board agreed to make the new village hall antenna tower removal job part of total construction project rather than an individually contracted job. The board previously had decided to award the job to an independent contractor who specializes in such tower removals, but village attorney Byrne refused to authorize the contract due to liability issues.

—It was announced the asbestos abatement bid opening for the new village hall building was rescheduled from July 12 to July 17 because of a clarifying addendum to the proposal and the legal requirement to give at least three business days’ notice of change.

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

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