FORESTVILLE – The Forestville Village Board on Tuesday approved the sale of a number of surplus items, including water skis and two large light-up umbrellas.
Board members have been seeking ways to raise extra funds since uncovering some large debts late last year and enacting a tax increase that more than doubled the rate in the village.
The sale netted $3,095. Other items on the list included barbecue tools, various office supplies, a 1989 Polaris snowmobile and a 2005 lawn tractor.
The highest bid on the skis was $5.
In other matters before the board, some residents are complaining about the odor and color of the water. New water lines are being tied into the well-fed system. Public Works Supervisor Charles Brewster said the water has been approved by the county Health Department and is safe to drink. He said the water has a high iron content but is not considered a health hazard.
Water line replacement is continuing throughout the village. Most of the south side of the village has had new lines installed and is connected to the new system, Brewster said.
Residents using the old spring-fed water system near Creek Road will have until Aug. 15 to connect to a well or other water source. Board members approved a resolution to allow the springs to be used until then. They also authorized repairs to the old system only up to a $2,000 limit.
Mayor Kevin Johnson said he has not received paperwork from the office of State Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, for a grant approved for $50,000 for a roof on the fire hall.
Brewster reported that an engineer has looked at the roof and will submit a plan for the repair and replacement of the roof, which has been leaking.
The board approved holding the summer youth recreation program from 1 to 4 p.m. from July 7 to Aug. 15 at Forestville Elementary School. Registration forms are available in the Village Clerk’s Office.