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Board discusses repairs, improvement projects

Repairs and improvement projects highlighted the agenda for Village Board members Monday at the regular meeting in the Municipal Building.

Trustees voted unanimously to go forward with a project to remove asbestos from Village Hall and replace the roof. The building is home to the clerk's office, court, Police Department and Fire Department. Bids will be sent out within the next few weeks for the projects.

Ralph Crawford, superintendent of the Department of Public Works, said residents will have to hold off on brush removal in their yards in August because his crews are busy with water line replacements.

A leak on Bayview Avenue on Sunday caused problems for the crews, but no residents were left without a water supply, Crawford said, because the main could not be shut off during the repair process.

The DPW is working out of its new permanent home in the former George Bentges Warehouse on Routes 5 & 20 outside the village limits. The department leased the space until last month, when the village signed a title to the property and officially made it the home of the department.

The DPW was displaced two years ago when a flood ripped through the village and ultimately damaged beyond repair the DPW headquarters on North Main Street.

Monday's agenda also included approval for a security company to inspect the alarm systems at the DPW site.