During its first official meeting for the year 2013, the Skaneateles Town Board approved its annual resolution appointing certain town officers and employees, fixing wages and salaries and other matters.
One of the places where the holiday spirit shines brightest in Skaneateles is in the Skaneateles Outreach office, where donations stream in from all over the community at this time of year. Outreach is dedicated to assisting local residents who are experiencing difficulties and need assistance, and this year it will serve 120 dinner baskets and be the secret Santa to some 32 families during the holiday season, said Jacque McConnaghy, who is outreach co-coordinator along with Pat Snyder.
The Skaneateles Board of Education has started discussing plans to make major improvements to the middle school and high school buildings during the next six years at what is expected to be a large price tag which will need to be approved by public bond sometime in 2013.
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The Skaneateles Town Board and Skaneateles Recreation Charitable Trust have reached agreement to resolve their longstanding dispute over ownership of certain YMCA assets.
It’s been a tough year for local agriculture, but there were still many conservation successes in the Skaneateles Lake watershed area in 2012, attendees of the Skaneateles Lake Watershed Agriculture Program annual meeting were told last week.
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.