continued Monforte said he recommends that everybody volunteer a year or two of their time to participate in municipal government boards and committees. “It’s a great education,” he said. “Give a little bit of your time back to help the process.”
Also at the meeting, the board:
—Discussed ways to improve drainage on Ridge Road near Ten Eyck Avenue. Town Engineer John Dunkle told the board the he has existing study plans for creating a new drainage system that would run from Ridge Road down Wright Road towards the lake. The project would cost about $100,000, but the town is applying for a state grant under the Water Quality Improvement Project Program that would defray much of the cost to the town.
—Authorized the town supervisor to apply for Water Quality Improvement Project Program grant monies.
—Adopted a negative environmental declaration and set a public hearing date on a proposed new local law that would lay out specific procedures for the town to achieve the best value attainable when spending money on municipal projects. The public hearing was scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the town offices.
—Authorized bidding for two new pickup trucks for the town and sale of the town’s two used pickup trucks to help defray the purchase costs.
—Approved a request that participants in the Ironman 70.3 Syracuse 2014 Long Distance Triathlon be allowed to enter the town by use of County Route 80 and the use of a portion of Reservoir Road, DeRuyter Lake on Sunday, June 22, 2014.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at email@example.com.