Liverpool to establish a tree commission to assess arboriculture

— Village Attorney John Langey suggested creating categories of uses. “For minor events — a string quartet concert, for instance — no bond would be required,” he said, “but a bond could be required for larger events such as a circus which would be a heavy use.”

Trustee Dennis Hebert agreed. “Heavy equipment is what causes the damage,” he noted. “Concerts and car shows are less likely to cause serious damage to the park.”

Gaetano wants residents to have the ability to use the parks free of charge. Hebert said it was important to distinguish between private use and commercial enterprises such as the field days.

Seven accidents in July

Liverpool Police Chief Don Morris informed the village board at its Aug. 19 meeting that officers issued 135 citations for violations of the state’s vehicle and traffic laws during July.

In addition one arrest was made for driving while intoxicated and seven traffic accidents were investigated. Two parking tickets were issued.

Officers made 241 residential checks during the month responding to 322 complaints or calls for service. The LPD arrested 27 persons last month on 30 criminal charges.

Morris also reported that the LPD was working in conjunction with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office to address complaints about illicit drug sales in the village.

At the end of this month, Morris will mark his one-year anniversary as the LPD’s part-time police chief. He had served as Liverpool’s chief from 1999 to 2007 before he becoming chief of the East Syracuse Police Department. On Aug. 31, 2012, he was hired here part-time to replace outgoing Chief Bill Becker. In January, the villages of Liverpool and East Syracuse signed a shared-services agreement that allows Morris to continue as chief in East Syracuse while helming the LPD part time.

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