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Grants Sought To Update Village Water System

The Village of West Winfield Board met Monday night to discuss new business.

The Board began the meeting with a short discussion about the public meeting in May to discuss the Watson Solar Project.

The Board approved a resolution accepting the 2024- 25 Village Budget.

The Board approved a resolution authorizing the payment of vouchers.

The Board approved a resolution accepting the March 11 meeting minutes.

The Board approved a resolution accepting the Treasurer's Report.

West Winfield Mayor Sandy Smith reported Dan Barletta would be doing street patching beginning next week until paving work begins.

Boardmember Jim Murphy said bridge repairs will be done without greatly affecting traffic and one lane will remain open during bridge repairs.

Murphy held a discussion with a representative about sidewalk resurfacing during the road repairs and heard the road repairs will not make any changes to any sidewalks.

Codes Officer Mike Connors reported one permit was pulled for a deck and one application is under review.

The West Winfield Fire Department answered 66 total calls in March with 53 EMS calls, eight Fires, and five MVA.

Seven overnight EMS calls were not covered.

Three EMTs requested training. Fire Chief Al Moxham said there have been discussions about the specific requests of a grant application.

Smith said the Speed Radar signs will need a concrete base dug for installation.

One member of the public asked about the placement of the signs.

Smith said one would be going on North Street and one installed on South Street. Smith said it would take some time to get the signs installed because they're very heavy.

Work on the front of Bisby Hall is being done.

Boardmember Carl Wheat said he hadn't received a Clean Energy report he was expecting.

Wheat said there's a program that will save Village residents on their electrical bill.

The Community Solar Savings for Bisby Hall is $61.48 monthly, and $88.09 monthly for the Fire Department.

The Village recently received a $5,000 grant credit. Wheat said the Board hoped to apply it to the Fire Hall for insulation.

Smith said the Town and Village are hoping to host a two-day Car Show, a Family Movie Night, and a band with food trucks for different dates throughout the Summer.

There are 75 Home Town Heroes Banners and the Village has 45 brackets.

Smith said the Village would be in contact with the Town to help pay for the rest of the brackets, but if funding wasn't provided, donations from local businesses were offered.

Smith said she spent time looking through webinars for grants for a water system and for drinking water.

Smith said all properties in the Village will be inspected for lead by October.

Smith said she's hoping to find funding for water system replacements for properties found to have lead in their water.

Resident Steve Pavlik asked Connors about the procedures for filing for a permit for a project in the Village.

Connors said an application would need to be submitted and large projects would require a site review. ...


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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