BROCTON The hard work and pride of property owners in the Village of Brocton pays off.
Members of the village board of trustees voted to approve two applications for Brocton's Project Clean Up program.
A fund established by an anonymous donor reimburses $500 to property owners who apply in exchange for $1,000 or more spent on improvements to their property.
Also during the board's regular monthly meeting, Streets Department Head Tom Allen thanked the Brocton Interact Club and their advisers for a job well done in helping to clean up the village's downtown area.
Allen also updated the board on his crew's intention to address Greenbush Street and part of Kinney Street with Brocton's CHIPS allotment this season.
Trustee J. Dale Abram also requested that a clean sweep of the village's culverts be added to the crew's summer agenda.
During the board's committee reports, Trustee Art Donovan noted to Allen that he estimates at least 20 percent of the sidewalks throughout the village need repair or replacement and asked if some of them could be addressed with the budgeted funds for sidewalks this year. Allen agreed to add the culverts and sidewalks to the list of summer projects, noting the dollar amount for sidewalks repair/replacement has increased from last year's budget.
In other matters, the board scheduled a July 11 joint meeting between the village and Town of Portland leaders to discuss fire department business, as well as other matters concerning both boards. The meeting will be an open public meeting, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Portland Town Hall.
Trustee Dale Van Vleck also reminds residents of the consequences of the use of fireworks during the upcoming July 4 holiday during the unusually dry atmosphere this part of the state has been experiencing.
"With it being as dry as it's been, and with the Fourth of July around the corner, I would just like to remind residents to leave the fireworks displays to the professionals, as I'm sure the fire chief and our volunteer firefighters don't want to see any injuries resulting from improper use of fireworks."
The board will hold its next regular monthly meeting on July 18, at 7 p.m.