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DOT Funds Buntline Culvert

Written By Editor on 1/29/17 | 1/29/17

By Liz Page

STAMFORD – The Village of Stamford has received a $158,000 grant from the state

Department of Transportation to replace a culvert along Buntline Drive.

The funding has been made available through DOT’s Bridge NY Grant Program,

according to Linda Stratigos, grant writer.

The Village has been researching water tanks, steel versus concrete, to replace the

existing concrete storage tank on Kirkner Hill Road. The Village has received a state

grant for replacement of the tank along with a subsidized loan through the

Environmental Facilities Corp. revolving loan fund. Bell Engineering has been providing

engineering services for the project.

Trustees approved a motion to allow the Village attorney to pursue information about

providing Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) programs as a way of offering tax

incentives to entice new businesses. The incentive would be part of the economic

development program.

Minutes of a special Jan. 3 board meeting indicate the Comprehensive Planning

Committee has been established and has met with the planning consultant, Nan

Stolzenburg of Community Planning, to begin work on the plan. They have established

focus groups and the committee is currently in the data gathering phase. Once that phase

is complete there will be a public meeting inviting the participation of village residents

sometime over the next two months.

Code Enforcement Officer Tomi Tompkins reported his is ready to begin fire inspections

with 145 properties, which doesn’t include multiple units on some of those properties. He

said he would be doing the inspection on both Robinson Terrace facilities, the one on

state Route 23 partially located in the town of Harpersfield.

Trustees moving into an executive session to discuss public safety.

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