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The Village Board intends to allow two-way traffic on Canadaway Street for 200 feet west of the Water Street intersection.

The plans were revealed at Monday night's meeting, but no action was taken.

Village Attorney Samuel Drayo has been authorized to prepare the necessary resolution. The board will hold a meeting once that is done and set a public hearing.

The board seeks to alleviate congestion in the area by permitting the traffic to flow both ways and having trucks unload from the municipal parking lot. Many now tie up traffic on Water Street as they park to unload during the day. Several area business owners came to the meeting and were in favor of the experiment.

In other action, the board accepted the $6,847 bid of Ellington Hardwood Lumber Inc. of Ellington for cutting timber in the Glasgow Park area. Trustee Raymond Beach opposed the award. He wanted the sale rebid in the hopes of getting a higher offer.

The board, 4-1, approved the installation of a center railing in the Church Street steps to Village Hall. Trustee Roger Britz said that the elderly and handicapped can use the Temple Street entrance which has an elevator. The problem is whether the railing can be securely anchored and kept vertical with the sandstone steps.

Senior citizens had expressed concern about negotiating the steps and asked for the railing.

The board also authorized purchasing $2.5 million in earthquake insurance for Village Hall at an annual cost of $688. The village borrowed for renovations at the Village Hall, and the board wanted to make sure it was adequately insured.

The board also adopted a smoking policy for Village Hall in accordance with the state Public Health Law. The board did not designate an area for smoking.

Finally, the board authorized Mayor Louis C. Mancuso to write to state representatives opposing cuts in aid. The governor's proposed cuts would mean $50,000 less for the village during the current fiscal year, Mancuso said.

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