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John Gormel wants to buy two slivers of property on basin block

— The basin block

“Years ago, that block was the site of an old Oswego Canal side-cut basin,” said village Planning Board Chairman Joe Ostuni Jr. “That’s why it’s so low. That’s why drainage is such a concern.”

A stone’s throw from the Salt Museum on the northeast shore of Onondaga Lake, the basin block is across the street from Onondaga Lake Park’s Griffin Visitor Center. A handful of houses still stand on the basin block along with some of the village’s most vibrant businesses, including the four restaurants, Jo’s Li’l Cupcake, Trinca Photography, Dr. Thomas Wells Optometry, CNY Yoga Center and Liverpool Art Center.

Two DWIs in June

Via a memo, Liverpool Police Chief Don Morris informed the village board of trustees at their July 15 meeting that officers issued 87 citations for violations of the state’s vehicle and traffic laws during June after making a total of 136 traffic stops.

In addition, two arrests were made for driving while intoxicated and six traffic accidents were investigated. One parking ticket was issued.

Officers made 258 residential checks during the month responding to 277 complaints or calls for service. The LPD arrested 15 persons last month on 20 criminal charges.

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