Village of Skaneateles plans to complete first phase of water project this spring

Though the village is planning for phases two and three, construction on those phases likely won’t take place in 2014, Hubbard said.

The poor pressure to numerous fire hydrants on the east side of the village has been an ongoing public safety concern for the past couple of years.

Also at the meeting, the board authorized GHD to make a proposal for the design and permitting for a dry hydrant to be installed at the water tower site on East Street. The dry hydrant will act as a water source for firefighters, pulling water from the now-decommissioned drinking water reservoirs.

In other business:

—Lotkowictz reported that the department of public works will be installing drain tile in parts of Austin Park prior to the refurbishment project that Lakeshore Baseball and Softball will be doing this spring.

—The village fire siren, now mounted on top of the former police department building, sounded two times during the meeting for fire calls. Village Historian, and firefighter, Jorge Battle reported that the siren is now working correctly under the specifications agreed upon by the village and fire department, which includes an 8 p.m. cutoff time. The siren was erected late last year, but was not operational for a time.

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

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