Albion will put in 4-way stop at Linwood, Ingersoll

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 March 2021 at 10:48 am

ALBION – The Village Board last week putting in a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Ingersoll Street and Linwood Avenue. There is currently a stop sign going north-south at the intersection.

Soon there will be stop signs going east-west at the intersection north of the Erie Canal on the east side of the village.

The Village Board had a public hearing last Wednesday on the new four-way stop. Mayor Eileen Banker said some residents in that neighborhood have complaints that traffic is too fast in that area.

“This will slow people down,” she said.

In other matters during the meeting last week:

• The Village Board received a letter from the American Legion asking if there would be a Memorial Day parade this year. Last year’s parade and community observance was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The village is waiting to see if the restrictions will be further eased by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the State Department of Health.

“I’d hate to not have it,” Banker said about the parade. “We’re waiting on the governor. That’s what it’s come down to right now.”

• Adam Rush, chief operator of Albion’s water plant, said the village will be seeking bids to replace a 1 million gallon water tank on Route 98, near Watt Farms Country Market in the Town of Gaines. The current tank is about 60 years old.

Engineers said it should be removed and replaced with a new concrete tank. Rush said the estimates are for $1.2 million to replace the old tank with a new one.

A state grant is expected to help with some of the costs of the project.

• Village Clerk/Treasurer Linda Babcock notified the board by letter she is eligible to retire in the fiscal year. She has served in the position since 2007 and has worked for the village since 1986. She said she expects to retire in April 2022.