Use of the Barker Common and other provisions were passed in a resolution involving the Fredonia History Days Festival Tuesday night at a Fredonia village board meeting.
The festival will take place on July 20 and 21, during which Church Street will be closed from Park Place to Day Street.
The board met in both a workshop and regular meeting Tuesday night. Numerous resolutions were passed, including several bid awards and other items related to annual purchases.
OBSERVER Photo by Shirley Pulawski
From left, Mayor Stephen Keefe, and Trustees Joseph Cerrie and Mark Ruckman passed a slew of resolutions related to annual and other business in a regular meeting of the village board on Tuesday night.
Four resolutions were passed allowing the village to mow uncut lawns at four properties in the village. The cost of mowing, ranging from $40 to $50 for the first occasion, and $25 to $35 if a second mowing is required, will be placed in a lien against the property owner's tax bill.
The properties are located on Woodward Drive, University Place, Newton Street and Clinton Street.
A letter of resignation from James Leone, a motor equipment operator with the village, was accepted. Leone was an employee of the village for 32 years, and Mayor Stephen Keefe thanked him for his service and congratulated him on his retirement.
A term was renewed for Terry DiMaggio with the Fredonia Parks Commission for three years.
A list of 18 candidates was approved for the 2012 Summer Recreation Program by recommendation of Jack Swartz, director of the recreation department. Three seasonal laborers were approved for hire to work within the Department of Public Works at an hourly rate of $7.50 per hour with no other benefits.
Approval was given to the street superintendent to send a notice to the owners of three properties on Route 83 in the Town of Pomfret to address a water leak, which is believed to be springing from a privately owned pipe. The resolution allows for disconnection of water services at the line serving the locations if the leak is not repaired.
A resolution was passed to begin the process of soliciting proposals from engineering firms for engineering costs associated with a waste water treatment plant project. Proposals are due by June 26 at 11 a.m., at which time they will be opened and publicly read.
Bids which had been accepted for chemicals required to operate the water filtration plant were awarded. Other bids were accepted and passed for purchases of gasoline, water meters and a proposal for engineering projects totaling $3,500 was awarded to Spacciapolli Design.
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