Village of Skaneateles retains Perkins as police chief for 2014

Skaneateles Police Chief Lloyd Perkins will remain in his position through the end of 2014.

The village board voted to approve his contract at its Jan. 9 meeting. His previous contract had expired on Dec. 31, 2013.

Perkins was initially slated to retire back in 2012, but, at the request of the village board, he has remained on the force until a successor is ready, he said.

In other business:

—The Skaneateles Arts Council’s free concert for Independence Day in Clift Park will be moved from July 4 to July 5 this summer. July 4 falls on a Friday when the Skaneateles Community Band typically performs in the gazebo. The performer has yet to be announced.

—Following a public hearing, the village voted unanimously to pass local no. 1 of 2014. The law titled “Home Occupations,” changes the village’s zoning laws to allow some residents to lawfully conduct business in their homes without needing to get a $350 special use permit.

Joe Genco is the editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at editor@skaneatelespress.com.

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