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Silver Creek Police get new camera system to keep an eye on community

SILVER CREEK – A new camera surveillance system will be installed in the Village of Silver Creek starting this fall.
Police Chief Timothy Roche said the new system is expected to be installed soon and will provide local police with extra “eyes” on the community.
Members of the Village Board authorized the $9,261 expenditure Monday at their regular meeting.
The police chief also received authorization to have an officer in the Silver Creek Central School for 10 hours per week. The school resource officer position was in jeopardy, but funding was worked out between the village and school district officials to provide an officer on the campus.
In other matters, former Trustee Anna Frederickson continued to ask whether the owner of the demolished building on Central Avenue will be responsible for the cost of demolition.
Deputy Mayor Amy Romanik, acting in place of excused Mayor Kurt Lindstrom, said that all the costs of the demolition have not been tabulated. The structure was determined unsafe and was demolished in late summer.
Public Works Superintendent Ralph Crawford said village residents should be reminded that this week will be the last time brush will be picked up but that his crews will continue with leaf removal. Piles of leaves should be free of any branches and debris to be removed by crew members.
The village will host an electronics removal day Saturday at the Salt Barn location on North Main Street. Televisions, computers and other appliances may be brought to the site from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Trustee Tom Harmon reported that he is reviewing the cost of using a garbage “sticker” in place of having residents purchase a special garbage bag for throwing out their household garbage.
He said he believes that the cost will save residents money over the cost of purchasing a special bag.