Penn Yan will charge to park boat trailers

Gwen Chamberlain

Boaters from outside the village will be required to pay to park their boat trailers at the Penn Yan Keuka Street boat launch beginning this year.

The Penn Yan Village Board adopted a local law March 15 creating regulations for parking boat trailers at the site. Details still need to be worked out, but Recreation Director Dan Doyle has talked about stickers that could be attached to the trailers.

Village residents and property owners will be able to park trailers at the boat launch at no charge, and there will be no charge to launch vessels, so boaters who drive in, launch a boat and drive out, will not face a fee.

Mayor Robert Church explained the village must maintain two parks and a boat launch site that are used by people from outside the village.

Other business on the board’s agenda March 15 included:

• SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT: The charge for the village’s sidewalk replacement program will go up from $4.25 per square foot to $5.25.

• POTHOLES: The board agreed to hire Pothole Killers to repair potholes in village streets at a cost of $9,000.

• POLICE: The board agreed to hire Brad Conover as a part time village police patrolman at an hourly rate of $16. Chief Mark Hulse said he anticipates  a possible vacancy in the full time ranks, and Conover has completed the necessary training.

• FIRE DEPARTMENT: The board approved upcoming fire department events: Chicken barbecue during Cruisin’ Night on June 17; 400-Club Drawing July 23; SCOPE Picnic on Aug. 20; event and parade on Aug. 26 and 27.

• FARMER’S MARKET: The board authorized the Farmer’s Market to be held from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays from the middle of May to the middle of October.

• EASTER SERVICE: The board approved the use of Indian Pines Park for a community worship service at 7 a.m. Easter morning (April 24) at the request of Penn Yan United Methodist Church.

• CRUISIN’ NIGHT: The board authorized Cruisin’ Night to be held from 4:30 to 9 p.m. June 17 in the village

• MEETINGS: The board will hold a budget workshop at 4:30 p.m. March 24,  its organizational meeting at 5 p.m. on April 4, and a public hearing on the budget at 6 p.m. April 13. The next regular board meeting will be at 6 p.m. April 19. The next Municipal Utilities Board meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. April 14.