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The Village Board is looking ahead to summer and some of the problems it faces on the waterfront.

Police Chief Ronald Winkley told the board that noise, especially on Thursday nights in the summer, had been a problem.

"We did increase our patrols on Thursdays, and that seemed to nip that problem right away," said Winkley.

He told the board that he used bicycle patrols until 4 a.m. on Thursday nights and is seeking a grant to increase bike patrols on the waterfront and on pathways.

Increasing patrols for the weekends in June, July and August during peak times, according to Winkley, would cost about $5,000.

Public Works Superintendent David Jacobs said the village could put speed bumps on the road going down the hill behind the Riverside Inn to slow people down. Winkley agreed that speed bumps work.

The board asked Winkley and Jacobs to bring cost estimates and ideas to the next board meeting.

The board also discussed signs, parking and boaters who don't use their parking passes.

In another summer-related matter, the board unanimously gave permission for the U.S. Fishing Association to bring a walleye tournament to Lewiston Landing on June 3. The association bills itself as "the true tournament for the weekend angler -- designed by fishermen for fishermen with low-cost, professionally run tournaments."

It estimates 20 to 25 teams will participate.

The board also voted to lower commercial daily boat launch fees to $10 from $22.50, effective immediately.

"After meeting with the Charter Boat Association, it was learned that Lewiston fees were one of the highest in the area -- if not the highest in the area," Deputy Mayor Terry Collesano said.

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