First St. resurgence planned

— She thanked the village for the pending Land Disposition Agreement, and stressed that JGB has formed a “friendly relationship” with Tom Juliano and Val Lamont of Liverpool Properties LLC.

For instance, she pointed out, JGB has been allowing them to utilizes parking spaces now on JGB property adjacent to their tenant, the White Water Pub.

Lamont also owns the property at 201 First St., where Limp Lizard Bar & Grill is located. Lamont applied for permission earlier this year to add a deck on the back of the Limp Lizard building and to expand the mid-block parking lot to 49 spaces to be shared with the White Water Pub.

At the village board’s July 15 meeting, John Gormel, who owns the Barking Gull at 116 S Willow St., announced that he’d like to purchase two slivers of village-owned property on the basin block. They are a 40-by-200-foot parcel running from mid-block to Lake Drive and another 20-by-178-foot strip connecting South Willow Street between the White Water and the Barking Gull. The village has yet to put those parcels up for sale.

Mayor Gary White was upbeat about the JGB plans. “I don’t see anything that can’t be overcome, and whatever we can do to keep the project moving we’re glad to do.”

Trustee Nick Kochan pointed out that JGB’s namesake, businessman Jay Bernhardt, has a proven track record of regional development in places such as Richfield Springs, Seneca Falls and nearby Baldwinsville. “Hopefully we can make this one work here,” Kochan said.

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Liverpool Police Chief Don Morris informed the village board via memo at its Dec. 16 meeting that officers issued 103 citations for violations of the state’s vehicle and traffic laws after making 170 traffic stops during November. Eight warning tickets were also issued.

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