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Montour gets $11K forestry grant

    MONTOUR FALLS—The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has awarded a $11,270 forestry grant to the village of Montour Falls to replace trees on Main Street.
    Mayor John King said at the Monday, Aug. 15, village board meeting that the grant requires a 50 percent match by Montour, which was budgeted for in the spring.  Clerk Suzanne Casselberry said the village will incorporate replacing the trees with the Gateway Project.
    Montour Falls is working on improvements in the area of the Main Street/Route 14 intersection.  Casselberry explained that project is still in the design phase and no work is expected until next year.
     In other business:
    • The board approved closing Schuyler Street from 9 a.m. to noon for the Falls Home Street Festival, Sept. 9.
    • An agreement with Bob Howell was approved for renting a large dock at the marina near the former yacht club house.  Casselberry said he will be charged $1,196 in 2012, $1,362 in 2013, and $1,500 in 2014.
    • The board approved a $595.52 budget transfer to cover a sick pay option for Mike Hughey, highway foreman.
    • King will meet with village insurance provider about renewing coverage.
    • The board discussed concerns about speeding in Montour Falls.  The village will see where the worst problems are and how to address those areas.
    • The contract with Cornerstone Telephone company was renewed for 36 months.
    The next regular village board meeting is Monday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. 

 


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