Tree trimming pact awarded

REPUBLIC – Republic Village Administrator Crystal Hoepf informed council members Monday evening Charlie’s Tree Service was awarded the tree trimming project around the electrical wires through the village.

Those residents who do not want the village trimming their trees must notify Hoepf by Friday. If trees have not been trimmed at the resident’s expense by the time of the trimming, the village is to trim the trees as it wants.

Hoepf announced Atkins Fencing has been chosen for installation of fencing around the village brush pile. Hoepf said there is $3,000 in a recycling fund to put toward the bid of $10,579. Members discussed the addition of an electric gate but approved the base bid.

She also noted hydrant flushing occurs today and Thursday. Residents are warned not to do laundry during the process and run an empty washer to clear water after.

Councilman Mike Oberlander asked about the Center Street home identified for demolition by the Seneca County Health Dept. with a deadline of May 1. An extension of 30 days until June 1 was offered. If improvements are not completed by then, the home is scheduled for condemnation.

Fiscal Officer Monique Delaney gave her report and received council’s approval to transfer $1,928.79 in the defunct mayor’s court fund to the General Fund.

The meeting moved into executive session for discussion of litigation.

In other news:

A speed trailer was installed in the village.

Unauthorized dumping occured at the brush pile.

Notices in the utility billing reminding residents of mowing ordinance.

Council is to meet at 6:30 p.m. May 20.