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Village of Skaneateles holds first meeting in new office

From left: Trustees Jim Lanning, Sue Jones, Mayor Marty Hubbard, Village Clerk Patty Couch and Trustee Marc Angelillo at the first village board meeting to be held in the new Fennell Street village hall.

From left: Trustees Jim Lanning, Sue Jones, Mayor Marty Hubbard, Village Clerk Patty Couch and Trustee Marc Angelillo at the first village board meeting to be held in the new Fennell Street village hall. Cheryl Seligman

He also added that the course of action is different during the nighttime, as they’ll put flares out to warn drivers that something is happening.

Also during committee reports, Lotkowictz asked the board if it would be possible to hire summer students to repaint the fire hydrants.

There are more than 100 fire hydrants, he said, and many need to be wire brushed and spray-painted, because “you can’t just paint over rust.”

The board voted to hire two individuals to paint the fire hydrants at $10 per hour. Trustee Jim Lanning abstained from the vote.

Additionally, Trustee Mary Sennett reported that the public can access a database of all Lakeview Cemetery burial records from 1769 to 2012 through the Skaneateles home page. The records are sorted by name and let users know where specific individuals are buried.

“This is a big leap, and I think it offers a new level of customer service for people who have inquiries about genealogy or ancestor searches,” Sennett said.

In other business:

—The Board voted unanimously to authorize the purchase of the Williamson Law Book’s TaxGlance Lookup program for a one-year trial period, at $250. Should Village Clerk Patty Couch, decide the program is beneficial, the board will continue to pay the $120 annual fee to use the program in subsequent years.

—The board tabled a vote on Davey’s Forest Project’s request for a recycling bin in each park until the next meeting. Trustees brought up concerns about aesthetics and whether the village would be acting in conflict with the union and its responsibilities.

Cheryl Selgiman is an intern for Eagle Newspapers. She can be reached at cjseligman@gmail.com.

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