Medina village approves community notification alert system

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 May 2022 at 9:56 am

Disc golf gets OK for Gulf Street Park

MEDINA – The Village Board has agreed to spend $2,600 for a community mass alert system where residents would be notified of watermain breaks, road closures and other urgent situations or critical events.

The Town of Shelby also will contribute $1,300 towards the total $3,900 cost.

Village officials asked Ridgeway town leaders to be part of the system but they opted against it. The notification system will include Ridgeway residents who live in the village of Medinas.

Medina will pay for the cost with funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.

The village will be working with Hyper-Reach, a company based in Rochester. Residents will be able to select their preferred option to be notified: by text, phone call or email.

More information will be posted about signing up when it becomes available.

In other action at last week’s Village Board meeting:

The board approved a 9-hole disc golf course at the Gulf Street Park. The project is funded through a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation and will be overseen by the Orleans County YMCA.

The village Department of Public Works will clear some trees from the park and may put in the concrete bases for the holes that hold baskets.

The board approved use of the park for the course, and will get input on the design once its prepared by the WNY Disc Golf Association.

The YMCA also is looking to do a 9-hole disc golf course at Bullard Park and a smaller site in Holley. The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation gave the YMCA $20,000 to $24,000 to develop the projects with tee boxes, signs and baskets that are mounted in small concrete foundations – 8 inches wide by 20 inches deep.

The board also agreed to let the Y have bikes for rent at Rotary Park in the downtown. Y employees will need to unlock and lock the bikes up at the beginning and end of the day, and be responsible for any bike helmets.

The board also gave the Y approval to bring a trailer to the Canal Basin for kayak rentals.