CASSADAGA - The Cassadaga Beach summer program for children has come to a close. Highlights of the final week included tie dyeing shirts and a lost child drill with the fire department.
A fundraiser was also held on Friday evening. Proceeds went to Captain Dave's Boat Cruises, a program based in Geneseo which provides free boat rides and fishing trips for children with special needs and children who have lost one or both parents.
Mayor LeeAnn Lazarony said at the village board meeting last week, "It's been a really nice summer. The beach was really well taken care of."
The Cassadaga Beach summer program has come to an end for 2013. Pictured are some of the participants.
The board also discussed the issue of limited parking, motorists speeding and children walking in the middle of the road on Park Avenue, a street lining the beach. The board hopes to come up with a solution for summer 2014.
A fence currently lines the beach's basketball area and could possibly be moved in order to make space for parking. Certain residents want the speed bump removed too, as it has not served its original purpose.
"These kids don't know where to walk on the road," Trustee Jeffrey Frick said.
"Of all the places, we don't have a sidewalk on Park Avenue," Deputy Mayor Valerie Culverwell said.
"Minimum, I'd like to see more signage there," Trustee Ron DeChard said.
At the same meeting, it was decided the village will take part in receiving an annual credit for tipping fees to demolish buildings. This means that municipalities will be able to share credits to dump debris from demolished structures such as condemned structures. The credits cannot be bought or sold but must be shared.
"It's in the best interest of the village," Lazarony said.