April 14, 2021
CANISTEO, NY – It was a busy month for the Canisteo Police Department, answering 77 complaints, 88 community service calls, making 58 traffic stops, 41 warrant arrests and completing 254 total law enforcement actions in the previous month.
The Canisteo Fire Department Answered 15 calls in March, six in the village, six in the Town of Canisteo and one each in Woodhull, Cameron and Hartsville.
The Village Department of Public Works had no snow or ice to remove from village streets in the previous month, but contended with water meter readings, dump truck repairs, clearing trees and debris at the wastewater treatment plant, and filling potholes around the village. Residents are encouraged to call and report nuisance potholes.
The Village Received a no fiscal stress designation from the New York State Comptroller in its annual report, a positive improvement over the previous two years when it was designated as “susceptible to fiscal stress”.
The board will hold off on plans to re-levy unpaid water bills on 2021 tax bills as it awaits further guidance from Steuben County and New York State regarding whether it will be required to gather proof from non-paying residents that they were impacted by COVID-19. $18,000 in unpaid bills await a determination.
A resolution to sign a 3-year agreement for sludge removal at a rate of $61.50/ton was tabled for lack of information. The issue will be raised at next Tuesday’s meeting.
The board adopted the Steuben County multi-municipality hazard mitigation plan proposed by the Department of Emergency Management.
$73,769.91 in abstracts were approved for payment for the month.
The board will meet again next Tuesday, April 20.