Silver Creek electric renewed

SILVER CREEK — Mayor Jeffrey Hornburg, along with the rest of the Silver Creek Town Board, voted Monday to authorize the renewal of the village’s one-year agreement with NOCO for electric service.

The variable plan was chosen by the board after brief discussion, in which Hornburg noted, “the variable plan is the best option of their three plans.”

Hornburg went on to say, “Variable of course means it moves month to month. They’re offering a variable rate during winter months, so when (the rate) fluctuates during winter months, we won’t get burned when it gets too high.”

A fair amount of other community events and news made the agenda as well at the village board meeting. Silver Creek Black Knights Cross Country Booster Club was approved to hold 5K run/walk on May 9 of 2019 to raise funds for the Olivia Coia Scholarship and the Booster Club.

Hornburg announced that Highway Superintendent Steve D’Angelo and his crew removed nine dead trees to prepare for the eventual installation of new sidewalks.

“Six trees were removed along Webster Street by the school, and three were taken down on Old Forest Hill Road.”

Trustee Warren Kelly announced that the board will know by the end of December if it will be receiving the Borrello Park grant.

“We’re still in the running,” said Kelly. The New York State tap grant in question can be for “up to $5 million” depending on the project(s).

The Silver Creek Planning Board also announced it will be cancelling its December meeting. The meeting has been rescheduled for Jan. 14. The next Silver Creek Village Board meeting will be Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. with a workshop scheduled for Dec. 13 at 9 a.m.