SYRACUSE — Town Manager Henry DeJulia said during the Syracuse Town Council’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday night, sidewalk work is wrapping up for the season. Almost 1,100 linear feet of sidewalk has been installed.
Work continues on the town’s comprehensive plan.
Work is being completed around town hall, the council approved a change order for $2190.67 for work to be done in the alleyways.
A new riverfront district will be created from Montieth Tire to the fitness center. DeJulia noted originally the area was considered too far away from a water source to be named a district, but by expanding the area, it would work.
Council approved the plan with Larry Siegel noting the request for the district came from a business within it.
Police Chief Jim Layne reported there was a recall on rifle sights. The manufacturer purchased the rifle sights back. Layne requested $2,996.93, the amount of the check for the sights, be transferred from the general fund to the police fund. Council approved the transfer.
The handicap accessible parking will be moved from the north end of town hall to the south end where there is more room.
Councilman Tom Hoover asked Layne if anything could be done about the protesters at Syracuse Elementary School. Hoover explained he had several parents complain to him about the large rat in front of Syracuse Elementary School.Layne said there wasn’t much that could be done.
Councilman Larry Martindale suggested checking with the county zoning department regarding how it’s OK to park in the right of way when a permit is needed to put a sign in the right of way. DeJulia also noted the county passed a new ordinance not too long ago that may also help.
Chad Jonsson reported The Haunted Thrill at Crosson Mill will be 7:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 28-31. The annual fall carnival will be Oct. 29. The fall indoor yard sale will be Nov. 5 and Holiday Magic will be celebrated from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in Crosson Mill Park.
The new basketball hoops will be installed early next week. The portable basketball hoops are available to groups such as churches for purchase.
Robin Merchant, public works superintendent, reported he is looking at auger conveyers because the wastewater treatment plant needs to be replaced. He is currently looking at getting quotes.
The gear box for the sledge pump at the wastewater treatment plant was replaced due to no oil being added to it when it was installed. Merchant told the council oil was added after it ran for several months without it.
Final change orders are being worked on with Triad, the engineering company working on the waste water treatment rehabilitation. Jeremy Hardy, representing Commonwealth Engineers Inc., an independent engineering firm the town hired to review Triad’s work, reported a plan to lower the clarifiers by 1.1 feet should work, although there is some question as to whether it will cause problems later. Triad originally installed the clarifiers too high.
The clerk treasurer’s office will be closed Nov. 10 for training and Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.