July 19, 2017
ARKPORT, NY – Arkport village Mayor Charlie Flanders told the board Tuesday night that the village will be saving almost half the costs for the blacktopping upon the completion of the new Meadowbrook Bridge installation. According to Flanders the money saved will be put back into the loans taken out for the initial bridge project. “Everything has been working out great on the project,” said Flanders, “When we are all done we have to send the county a thank-you letter, they have done a fantastic job and been a pleasure to work with.”
Flanders continued, “Henry Street and the south end of Brush Street between Park Ave and Meadowbrook will be closed to traffic on July 21st for about two weeks until August 4th. Residents will have access to their homes during that time via Brush Street. A temporary bridge will be installed during that time.” According to the Mayor, milling has been completed from the bridge all the way down around Northridge with blacktopping of that entire area soon to follow.
Also Steve Peck of the Ryan Insurance Agency was on hand with a proposal for the village’s insurance policy. After Peck’s presentation, the village decided to go with Trident Public Risk Solutions as opposed to Selective Insurance at a savings of over $1500 a year. The village’s insurance will cost a total of $7838.55. At question was who should be paying the insurance on the courtroom on village property but currently rented by the town. The town has recently made major improvements to that area with a $30,000 grant it had received. Peck told the board that they are the insurance carrier for both districts and will get to the bottom of that.