Fountain, EMS calls among topics discussed in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — The village fountain upgrade is continuing forward with work being done to its electric.

“Back in November, we got a $7,500 grant from NCCF,” said Mayor Jeffrey Hornburg noted at a recent village board meeting. “We’re working on bringing the fountain back to life and the electrical issue is a major concern.”

In other business, first responders continue to see a ‘hot streak’ this year, with a total of 52 calls in the month of March, according to the fire department’s call report. Village EMS had 20 calls, village fire had two, town EMS had 19, town fire had 3, town motor vehicle accidents were at 6 and there were two instances of mutual aid given to Sheridan.

During his mayor’s comments, Hornburg proclaimed April as “the Month of the Young Child,” following a joint visit to Lakeshore Hospital alongside County Executive George Borrello. “We went down there and both of us made proclamations,” Hornburg stated of the event. “They were great kids, they sang us about a half dozen songs. … It was a nice opportunity.”

The board approved the payment of Chadwick Bay membership dues totaling $1,600 for 2019, a budget modification to pay for repairs to the water/sewer truck totaling $1,743.10 and a roll over to a $300,000 CD for another six months at 1.75 percent.

The board also tabled an amendment proposal made to the village for professional engineering services associated with the Consent Order/SSES/Sewer Repairs Priority 4 from GHD Consulting Services.

The Silver Creek Village Board would also like to remind residents of the regulations regarding leaf and brush pick up. Brush pick up is scheduled for the first and third Mondays of each month, placement at the curb should be no more than 24 hours before pick up day.

Cut brush, shrubs and limbs four feet in length or less and pile at the curb with the ends all facing one way, and place leaves, grass clippings and small sticks in containers (no bags or boxes) no more than 40 lbs.

Private contractors are responsible for all clean up and disposal for tree removal. Brush containing metal, paper, garbage, building material or waste will not be picked up.

Heavy metal is picked up the last Wednesday of each month, items include: large appliances, steel and drain pipes, etc. Appliances containing freon (refrigerators, air conditioners, etc.) will not be picked up. Freon must first be removed by a certified refrigeration person, a certificate will be placed on the appliance, then the village will pick it up.

The next meeting of the Silver Creek Village Board will be Monday, April 15 in the Village Hall at 7 p.m.