Village of Medina buys vacant land next to clerk’s office

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 April 2022 at 9:18 am

MEDINA – The Village Board on Monday approved spending $17,000 to acquire vacant land next to the village clerk’s office at 119 Park Ave.

The vacant land is at the corner of Park and West Avenue. Medina is paying Generations Bank for the land, and also approved spending up to $3,000 for any closing costs. The village will use money from the American Rescue Plan Act for the purchase.

The land gives the village options for expansion in the future, Mayor Mike Sidari said.

The village is looking to put an addition on the fire hall in the parking lot next to the clerk’s building.

The board on Monday also discussed a proposal from Barton & Loguidice, a Buffalo and Rochester firm that does engineering, planning, environmental, and landscape architecture work. The firm said it would present plans for an addition to the fire hall for $12,300.

Village trustees want more time to review the proposal before making a decision.

The board is in the beginning stages of looking to expand the fire hall, which Mayor Sidari said is needed for a new ladder truck.

The current truck is from 1996. It barely fits in the existing fire hall. The new trucks are bigger and won’t fit in the current fire hall bays. The ladder on the current truck is 75 feet long. Medina officials would like a truck with a 100-foot-long ladder.