Medina will remove 15-minute parking spot by NAPA on Main Street

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 June 2021 at 9:29 am

Summer recreation program set for 6 weeks

MEDINA – With the closing of the NAPA store on North Main Street, the Village Board has decided to remove the designated 15-minute parking spot.

A sign designating the spot from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. is expected to be removed soon, possibly by the end of the day. NAPA had its last day on Main Street on April 30. The new NAPA corporate owner, Genuine Parts Company based in Atlanta, also acquired CarQuest. It moved the Medina operations to the CarQuest site on Maple Ridge Road at the Tops Plaza.

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

• The board also approved a 6-week summer recreation program, and hired Taylor Schaal to be the director. The program is a joint effort by the village and towns of Shelby and Ridgeway.

The program starts June 28 and will include swimming at the school and a park program.

“We are going to go ahead with the program,” said Village Trustee Owen Toale, who serves on the Joint Medina Recreation Commission. “Not having anything last year wasn’t good. We have to do something for our residents.”

More details about the program will be forthcoming.

• The board hired Andrew Steel of Oakfield as a firefighter/paramedic and Braden Beutel as a mechanic who will work on village-owned vehicles, including for the police, DPW and Fire Department. Steel currently works for the LeRoy Ambulance Service.

• The board approved a transient business application for Phantom Fireworks to set up outside the Medina Lanes, a bowling alley on Maple Ridge Road, from June 20 to July 4 and sell sparkling devices and other legal fireworks. The permit is for 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. The company needs to pay a $100 application fee and then $25 for each of the 15 days or $475 total.

• The village intends to apply for a grant for about $30,000 that would pay for an engineering study of Medina’s water system, prioritizing future needs for infrastructure upgrades, including waterline replacements, pump stations and the water tank. There will be a public hearing on the grant application at 7 p.m. on June 28 at the Senior Center on West Avenue. The funding would be through the state and could help Medina pursue a larger grant through the federal American Rescue Plan for infrastructure.