Albion mayor says Beaver Alley pavers won’t be removed

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 July 2018 at 2:10 pm

ALBION – The Village of Albion won’t be removing the Medina sandstone pavers on Beaver Alley, Mayor Eileen Banker said.

Village officials have been discussing how to maintain the alleyway off Main Street. Removing the pavers was mentioned, but Banker said the board wants to keep them.

Plowing the street, with the bumps from the pavers, has damaged DPW plow equipment and weeds require pesticide application.

The board is considering closing the street for the winter, but is checking with Fire Chief Harry Papponetti if that poses a fire safety issue, Banker said.

The DPW might also plow the alley with the sidewalk blower.

The village had the pavers put in 15 years ago after they were dug up during the reconstruction of routes 98 and 31 in the village.

The board in 2003 decided to have the alley resemble a street from the late 1800s.

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