“This is a structurally sound building that has nothing wrong with it, and sure they could have done a better siding job on it, but it’s not bad as it is,” he said.
Hubbard added that any expenses associated with mounting the siren would be considered part of the total cost of the village hall project.
In other business:
—The board moved to award the bid for the painting and maintenance for the water tower to the Rockwood Corporation, a construction company based in Lyons Falls, N.Y. Their bid of $92,131 was the lowest out of the five that the village received.
—Hubbard said that the police department’s part of the new village hall should be inspected and ready to move into by Aug. 28, though they can take their time moving in if needed.
Director of Municipal Operations Bob Lotkowictz said that the photovoltaic cells are part-way through being installed on the roof and they should be hooked up and start having an impact on the village power grid by the end of September.
“The meter will be spinning backwards in the summer time,” he said.
The board also recognized Lotkowictz for receiving a letter from the state congratulating him on proposing and receiving approval to open a formerly emergency-only valve to provide better water pressure to the village’s hydrants. Due to the village’s ultra-violet light disinfection system, the water from the valve is suitable for drinking, unlike under the old system which required a certain amount of contact time with the disinfectants.
Joe Genco is the editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.