Winslow’s final meeting with Penn Yan Village Board

Gwen Chamberlain
Bart Winslow

While others are beginning their campaigns for election to the Penn Yan Village Board, Bart Winslow is ending his most recent term on the board, and last week’s meeting was his final.

“It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Penn Yan,” he said, adding his praise for the municipal utilities board, village employees and other board members. “I’m really proud I was part of this board,” he said.

Most of the Feb. 18 meeting was devoted to discussion about the agreements between the village, Yates County and Keuka Outlet Development Inc. that will lay the groundwork for development of the former Penn Yan Marine Property.

Other business on the village board’s agenda included:

• LUMINAIRES: The board authorized the purchase of 57 LED post-top luminaires from Gottogo Electric, Inc at a total cost of $53,295. The new lights will be installed along Main and Elm Streets.

• WILLOW ROAD: The board authorized the electric, water and sewer enterprise funds to pay 40 percent of all costs associated with the village’s responsibility in the purchase of property for Willow Road, according to the inter-municipal agreement between the village and the town of Milo. Willow Road is the new road that will be constructed to the sewage treatment plant from Himrod Road. The board also approved hiring Elliott Engineering to do the engineering design for Willow Road.

• POLICE: The board authorized hiring Derek Chisom as a part time police officer to attend Police Academy.

• PUBLIC HEARING: The board set a public hearing to be held at 6 p.m. March 18. The subject will be designation of the village as the lead agency and determination of the type of action for a proposed local law amending the banners chapter of the village code.

• FARM MARKET: The board authorized the Saturday morning Farm Market to operate on the East side of Main Street between Jacob and Elm Streets from mid-May to mid-October between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• TRUCK: The board authorized the purchase of a new F150 pickup truck to replace car #2 at a cost of $23,435.69.