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January 31, 2013

Board votes to consolidate justice courts


“It’s a sizable number,” he said.

The consolidation would not take place until the end of the justice term in March 2014.

In other action, the board:

• accepted the low bid of $97,921 from Midstate Industries of Schenectady for the Doubleday Field grandstand roof project.

• approved a permit application for the use of Main Street from Fair Street to River Street for the second annual Growing Community Harvest Supper from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. The Fire Hall will be used in the event of rain.

“I am happy to do anything I can to make this happen again,” Katz said.

• agreed to solicit bids for pay-and-display machines for paid parking on Main and Pioneer streets.

• set a public hearing for February on changes to the residents’ responsibilities for snow removal on village sidewalks. One of the changes would increase the cost to have the village clear sidewalks to $100 per occurrence. It would also lower the threshold amount of snow that requires residents to clear the sidewalks from 6 inches to 2.5 inches.

• approved a resolution to formally open Linden Avenue to traffic from the village line to state Route 28.

• approved the conversion of four two-hour parking spaces to 15-minute spaces on the east side of Pioneer Street immediately north of Stagecoach Lane. The board heard from business people in that area who were in favor of the change. Mebust commented that the board has been adding 15-minute spaces and she would like to see a review of the usage of all the 15-minute spaces in the village.

• set a public hearing for February on a motion from Ellen Tillapaugh to extend paid parking on both sides of Pioneer Street from Stagecoach Lane to the end of the business district. 

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