Medina, Shelby make a trade: mower for generator

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 September 2017 at 2:19 pm

MEDINA – The Village of Medina and Town of Shelby are making a trade that officials say will help both municipalities by saving them from purchasing equipment.

Shelby is giving Medina a lawn mower that Mayor Mike Sidari said is worth about $4,000 to $5,000. It will be used to mow some of the playing fields in village parks.

The village is giving Shelby a generator from the water tank. That generator isn’t being used.

Sidari said the trade is an example of the two municipalities working together.

In other action during Monday’s Village Board meeting:

• Approved a project by local Boy Scout Travis Gotts. He wants to repair two signs that say “The Medina Area Association of Churches Welcomes You.” He also will be putting up for new signs for the MAAC at the intersection of East Center Street and Bates Road, West Center Street and Salt Works Road, Ricky Place on Maple Ridge Road, and possibly one on Main Street by Orleans Ford. The wooden signs will be painted. Gotts is doing the project to earn his Life Scout rank.

• Mayor Mike Sidari named members of a Wastewater Committee to study the capacity and future needs at the sewer plant. Sidari will serve on the committee along with former DPW Superintendent Peter Houseknecht, Jim Whipple from the Orleans Economic Development Agency and an alternate, Gabrielle Barone of the Orleans EDA.

• The board set 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. as the trick or treating hours on Halloween, which is Oct. 31.

• The board agreed to have the police department help with traffic control during Beggar’s Night in downtown Medina from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 27.

• Approved hiring Brett Goheen to work as a sewage treatment plant operator.

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