The Penn Yan Village Board has accepted a bid of nearly $500,000 to build the bicycle and pedestrian bridge that will replace the existing pedestrian bridge over the Keuka Outlet on the east side of Main Street.
Mayor Leigh MacKerchar says some preliminary work will begin before the end of the year.
The village will be replacing the existing bridge and building a new pedestrian bridge on the west side of the Main Street bridge to connect the Keuka Outlet Trail to the Water Street area.
Other business on the village board’s agenda October 17 included:
• Keuka Taxi: MacKerchar told Keuka Taxi owners John and Teresa Vivier that he and Village Attorney Ed Brockman will meet with them about their business and the fuel tanks that have been the ruled non-compliant by the Village’s Zoning Board of Appeals.
• Police: The board accepted the resignation of Sgt. Kirk Crandall, approved the promotion of Sgt. Wayne Marsh to investigator, and hired part-time officers Mark Hulse (former police chief) and Jeffrey Dawes (former school resource officer).
• Mutual Aid: the board authorized the automatic mutual aid agreement between the Penn Yan Fire Department and Dresden Fire Department.
• StarShine: The board authorized the Yates County Chamber of Commerce to hold the annual StarShine Celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1 on Main Street.
• St. Michael Turkey Trot: The board authorized the Turkey Trot to be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Nov. 23 with registration beginning at 7 a.m.
• Keuka Arts Festival: The board authorized the Keuka Arts Festival to be held June 9 and 10, 2018.
• Special meeting: the board scheduled a special meeting at 10 a.m. Nov. 1 to conduct the annual audit exit conference.