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Lincklaen Street parking lot dedicated

Former Trustee Peggy Van Arnam cuts ribbon on ‘Peggy’s Lot’

Peggy Van Arnam, left, cut the ceremonial ribbon last Friday, Sept. 27, to officially open the new Lincklaen Street village parking lot. Mayor Kurt Wheeler, right, unveiled the sign that formally dedicated the lot as "Peggy's Lot" in honor of Van Arnam's dedicated work as a trustee to help the lot come to fruition.

Peggy Van Arnam, left, cut the ceremonial ribbon last Friday, Sept. 27, to officially open the new Lincklaen Street village parking lot. Mayor Kurt Wheeler, right, unveiled the sign that formally dedicated the lot as "Peggy's Lot" in honor of Van Arnam's dedicated work as a trustee to help the lot come to fruition. Photo by Jason Emerson.

— The new parking lot — which is a one-way lot with its entrance on Lincklaen Street — also will contain a drive-up mailbox, which should be in place “any day now,” Wheeler said.

“It’s very exciting,” said Gene Gissin, president of the Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce. “Peggy is a very active member of the business district, she spearheaded the project, championed it and it happened; and for that we’re all grateful.”

Wayne Westervelt, vice president for marketing and communications at Cazenovia College, who was present at the dedication ceremony as a representative of the college, said the new parking lot will be an excellent resource for the entire Cazenovia community and is something that was needed in the village. The college was involved in the planning of the lot because its right of way will merge into the current parking area behind the college’s Cummings Theater.

“We wanted to see this happen and worked very closely with the village to make sure it did,” Westervelt said. “It is a resource to the community, and the college is part of the community.”

The sign dedicating the lot to Van Arnam also thanks and lists other individuals and groups that contributed to the project: Dunn & Sgrmo Engineering, Phil Cunningham, Russ Brownback, The Lincklaen House, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia Post Office and Cazenovia village and town DPW. Wheeler also thanked them all during his remarks.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at editor@cazenoviarepublican.com.

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