December 4th, 2017
CANISTEO, NY – The Canisteo Village Board met Monday night in their final meeting of 2017. Mayor Monica Recktenwald told everyone in attendance that she has been receiving numerous letters from resident concerning the possibility of additional police officer coverage in the town and village. According to the Mayor, letters have been both for and against the idea and she will be in further discussion with Town Supervisor Steve Weed on the issue.
Police Chief Kyle Amidon was present and said he, along with Sheriff Jim Allard and Under sheriff John McNelis, will be at next Monday’s town meeting to answer questions and give current statistics on things such as crime rates and response times.
Also the board voted to hold a public hearing on changing the parking sign on Depot Street from 2 hours to 15 minutes. After some research, Recktenwald said that this decision can be approved by the village alone and that it would be a minimal cost ($25) to carry it out.
In other news the old village fire truck is officially in the hands of Boces. All the paperwork has been completed and an official resolution passed. The truck was of little or no value to anyone and instead of selling it for scrap they decided to trade the truck for services with Boces for manpower on a community project. Boces plans on using the truck for training purposes.
A motion was also passed to renew their insurance policy with the Ryan Agency for just over $33,000. Also a sincere thank you was issued to all Beautification Committee members and village residences that helped place lights on the Christmas tree near the clock tower and in the Band Stand. According to Recktenwald, many compliments have been received from people passing through the village. Also recognition was given to the Kanisteo Historical Society and Canisteo Community Support Group for hosting this year’s “Christmas in the Village.”
The HAT commission met in November and had some good news for the village. Thanks to some new grants, the village will be getting another bus stop downtown with the exact location yet to be announced.
And finally, it was announced that the next monthly meeting will be held on January 8th instead of January 1st because it will fall on the New Year holiday.