Phones could be out at least another week for Medina village offices

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 June 2020 at 9:58 pm

MEDINA – The lightning strike that hit City Hall last Tuesday could keep the phones for Medina’s village offices off line for at least another week, Mayor Mike Sidari said.

The lightning hit the City Hall and Fire Department annex, and took out phone lines, computer servers, two computers and damaged the HVAC system. Sidari said it might have been two lightning strikes.

“We’re not in a  good spot,” Sidari said today. “We’re getting estimates.”

Many of the phone lines and ethernet wires “are fried beyond repair,” the mayor said.

A contractor will need to trace the lines to determine the full extent of the repairs needed.

Sidari expects the village is looking at about $10,000 in damages. The village has a $1,000 deductible and the insurance company has agreed to cover the rest of the costs.

The drive-through window remains open at the Village Office on Park Avenue. For all emergency calls for the fire department and police department, please dial 911, Sidari said.

For non-emergency calls for fire and police, call (585) 589-5527, which goes to the dispatch center at the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office.

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