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Fredonia board OKs bonds for improvements at water treatment plant

FREDONIA – Village of Fredonia trustees approved a resolution to enter into five-year bonds for $180,000 to pay for improvements at the wastewater treatment plant.

The funds will pay for a new bar screen required at the plant.

In other matters, Police Chief Brad Meyers addressed trustees at the workshop session regarding complaints at some college housing in the village. He said there have been tickets issued to people having parties at the housing. The chief said he will work with State University of New York officials and if fraternities are involved in the issues, he may ask that their charter be suspended.

Trustee Phyllis Jones said she has noticed increased activity at student housing and has viewed issues in several locations. The chief said some of the tickets were issued early in September and he is keeping officers aware of the potential problems of alcohol and loud noises at the locations.

Also at the meeting:

• Mayor Steven Keefe said he met with representatives of the Midget Football League that uses field facilities at Fredonia High School. They requested police to help with traffic control on game days. The mayor said the request would tie up an officer all day and he suggested that the league move its games to the college or another facility to avoid traffic issues with Route 20.

• Trick or treating hours and the annual Halloween Parade time and date were suggested by the recreation committee and tabled by board members. The board decided it would meet with the committee this week to ask about proposed hours from 5 to 8 p.m. There have been requests to start trick or treating as early as 3 p.m.

• Permission was granted to the Fredonia Festivals Committee for the annual Harvest Moon Cemetery Tours in Forest Hill Cemetery.