continued —Scheduled its end of the fiscal year meeting for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, in order to “close out the books” for the year.
—Approved a more specific set of criteria for requests from downtown business owners for non-compliance with the new sidewalk furniture requirement for downtown sidewalks. The criteria stipulate that all requests must include a picture of the item/furniture asking to be exempt from the regulations in order for the board to verify the language of the request matches the actual look of the item. Any approved instances of non-compliance will be for a limited period of time, not for perpetuity.
—Approved acceptance of federal money to implement the Safe Routes to School program, which will be used to install new speed monitoring signs along walking routes to the village’s three schools. The village will pay the $33,401 cost of the program up front and then be reimbursed in full by the government, Wheeler said. Lauren Lines, executive director of CACDA, who assisted the village in getting the Safe Routes to School grant, said the contract between the village and the state department of transportation detailing the reimbursement agreement could be signed within the next few weeks. After that, the village can move forward with purchasing the speed monitoring equipment.
—Heard from Trustee David Porter that the public boat launch at Lakeside Park officially opened April 27, and the village also hired a local boat steward/inspector for the launch.
—Heard from Trustee Amy Weber Mann that the village tree committee is looking for volunteers to help with its next big event on Saturday morning, June 15, when they will plant 17 new trees along Nelson Street. Interested volunteers can contact Mann through the village office at 655-3041 or via email at email@example.com.
—Heard from Trustee Jim Joseph that chimney repair and installation of a new roof on the municipal building will start soon; the public parking lot behind the Cazenovia Public Library has been re-graded; and brush pickup in the village ended on May 2.
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