SYRACUSE — Syracuse Police Chief Jim Layne told the Syracuse Town Council during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 16, the police department is trying to get a system down for summer pier rentals. Currently those who do not live at the lake will be given priority on renting pier space until April 1. Rentals will be taken on a first come, first served basis.
After April 1, those who live at the lake and would like additional pier space may come into the station and rent space.
The police department has also taken delivery of the three cars it recently leased. Two are currently being outfitted and should be on the road within a week or two.
Chad Jonsson, park superintendent, told the council work on the restrooms in Lakeside Park is moving forward. An application has been submitted to the state for a permit for the work. The plan is to have the restrooms ready by Memorial Day.
The winter carnival will be Jan. 26-27. Wawasee Kiwanis Club will have a soup supper Jan. 26 with snowmobile races on Lakeside Park Jan. 27. Other events are also planned throughout the town.
Discussion turned to the water control device or dam in Crosson Mill Park. It needs to be fixed this year and Jonsson said he is looking into how to pay for it.
Robin Merchant, public works superintendent, reported two blowers have been replaced and will now run continuously since it’s believed the motors froze on the originals during down time. A pressure release valve will be replaced at the booster station servicing the technology park, however that station is still losing pressure. Merchant suspects a leak somewhere in the line.
The council approved having a high service pump pulled and rebuilt and a wet well cleaned by Ortman Well Drilling for $11,468.