The Skaneateles Volunteer Fire Department is hoping to raise more money in 2013 by changing the date and the theme of its annual ‘Big Money’ raffle to something bigger and better, and at the Dec. 13 village board meeting asked the trustees for their approval of the idea.
Emergency exits and adequate paths to those exits in all village shops must be kept clear at all times, regardless of the time of year, the village code enforcement officer reminds local business owners and employees.
About two dozen local and regional contractors attended the opening of construction bids for the new village hall renovation project on Wednesday, Nov. 12, to learn who is most likely to be hired for the five different contracts necessary for the work. Four of the five contracts – general construction, plumbing, mechanical and electric – had four or more bids submitted for consideration, while the fifth contract – geothermal construction – had only two. Some of the bids differed by hundreds of thousands of dollars, others by only hundreds of dollars.
Beak & Skiff Apple Farms recently was awarded a gold medal for its artisanal vodka at the 2012 American Wine Society Spirits Competition in Portland, Ore. — marking the fourth time in less than four months the LaFayette distillery has won awards for its signature spirit.
The Skaneateles Village Board of Trustees will open construction contract bids for the new village hall project at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, and hold an operations meeting to consider the bids at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, in the village office, 46 East Genesee St.
The Skaneateles Town Board held a short meeting Thursday, Dec. 6, with little more than general business to attend to. The major item on the agenda was a public hearing on the Skaneateles Fire Protection Contract.
Eagle Newspapers is currently seeking an editor to join its team of writers.
Board will open up meeting for public comment however
Victory Sports Enterprises LLC has requested an adjournment for the Town Zoning Board of Appeals public hearing continuance scheduled for 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, until another regularly-scheduled meeting of the ZBA, the board has announced.
After 18 years of having seasonal boat docks adjacent to the stone pier at Clift Park, the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce is proposing the installation of a new dock that would be permanent, larger, more attractive and, with an L-shaped configuration, more protective of boats from waves than the current dock.
Hundreds attend special meeting on controversial development proposal
Faced with mounting public – and now government – concerns over the accuracy of certain statements and numbers in the controversial Victory Sports Medicine development project plans, the Skaneateles Town Planning Board requested this week that VSM respond to nearly half a dozen questions and requests for clarification concerning the business’s proposed 99.5-acre sports campus development project.
The Skaneateles Lake Watershed Agricultural Program will hold its annual meeting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Dobson Hall community room at the Skaneateles Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee St.
Seasonal beer by Empire Brewing Co. exclusively at Sherwood Inn
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles is famous throughout Central New York for its holiday revels and interesting shopping, and starting this year it will be known for another unique offering – beer. The Sherwood Inn has teamed with the Syracuse-based Empire Brewing Company to create the new Dickens’ Christmas Ale: a strong, dark Scottish-style ale, with flavors of cardamom and allspice, reminiscent of the beers drunk in the time of Dickens himself.
Village Board, citizens’ group request new SEQR determination on project
The Town Planning Board’s October declaration that the proposed Victory Sports Medicine “Victory Campus” will have no significant adverse environmental impacts on Skaneateles was incorrect and must be reevaluated and revised according to correspondence sent to the Town Planning Board by two separate groups. Both groups, neither coordinating with the other, cited concerns over apparent inconsistencies in the VSM plans, especially proposed water usage, and stated that various project approvals in 2012 were based on outdated information which no longer accurately reflects the development specifications.
The village board of trustees voted last week to allow two temporary business directory signs to be erected on the corners of Genesee and Jordan and Jordan and Fennell streets until the end of the year as a way to gauge the effectiveness and public opinion of placing permanent signs at the same locations.
Laker Limo, the non-profit service that offers transportation to Skaneateles senior citizens and people with disabilities, is expanding its services to include a food delivery program two days a week with prepared foods from Wegmans in Auburn.