Minoa mayor warns North Syracuse board of difficult times ahead

— “The governor really came out aggressively. He had a sales tax cap with a promise of mandate relief,” Donovan said. “I don't have to tell you folks if you cap on the top and don't stop the bills coming in on the bottom, it's not going to work. The governor has gotten some good things accomplished but it has been pretty quiet lately.”

In other business

Police Chief William Peverly told the board the tale of a recent bust.

“We had a robbery that involved two juvenile victims and three young adults,” he said. “The three young adults beat up on two young kids and took some money and property from them. It was really a sad set of circumstances, because really, not much money and property was involved in it but there were serious charges of conspiracy, robbery, larceny and assault. We had to take one of the kids up to the hospital.”

All three suspect were apprehended.

The Toll Road-Conway School House will have its grand reopening ceremony Sunday July 22 on Route 11 across from the Big Dip ice cream stand near the senior apartment complex.

“We've done some serious renovation to the interior and exterior and Sunday is the kickoff to opening it up,” said Teresa Roth the village’s director of parks and recreation. ”Everyone's invited. It's 2 to 4 p.m..”

Finally, Mayor Mark Atkinson encouraged local residents to sign up for the “Village Beat,” a free service that brings a list of local crimes, arrests and safety tips directly to residents' e-mail boxes each week

To sign up for the service go to northsyracuseny.org/departments/police/mailing-list.

“There's a lot of information in there,” Atkinson said. “It's been a great way of getting our community involved with community policing. That's our goal.”

The board's next meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. July 26 at the community center.

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