County-village agreement OKs public use of Griffin, Salt Museum lots

— “There are a lot of projects in the works on the basin block,” White said. He listed a proposed mid-block parking lot to be shared by the White Water Pub and Limp Lizard Barbecue, the recent opening of the Barking Gull, improvements to First Street structures owned by Mike Charles and a major mixed-use development planned by JGB Properties.

At the hearing, Planning Board Chairman Joe Ostuni Jr. thanked the trustees for creating Local Law C and for negotiating the inter-municipal agreement. “This makes it easier for us,” Ostuni said. “It allows us to help our applicants in the future.”

JGB Properties’ proposed mixed-use development on lower First and South Willow streets will benefit from the revamped regulations regarding eligible spaces for required parking. JGB’s development would house 47 residential units and eight commercial spaces. The office and retail spaces would be located along First Street in two buildings also featuring apartments or condominiums, while a third structure on South Willow Street would include 15 residential units.

JGB Properties project director Christine Stevens believes the new parking arrangements will help her to market the retail and office spaces.

Two DWIs in May

Via a memo read by Trustee Jim Rosier, Liverpool Police Chief Don Morris informed village trustees at their June 16 meeting that officers made 137 traffic stops and issued 134 citations for violations of the state’s vehicle and traffic laws during May. In addition, 16 traffic accidents were investigated and two arrests were made for driving while intoxicated.

Officers made 246 residential checks during the month while answering a total of 403 complaints and calls for service.

During May, LPD officers arrested 24 individuals on a total of 33 criminal charges.

Officer Jerry Unger was honored as Liverpool Officer of the Year at a dinner hosted June 13 by the Liverpool Elks Lodge 2348.

The trustees approved the hiring of a new part-time officer. Thomas Bingham, a recent member of the East Syracuse Police Department, will man the midnight shift.

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