The Board of Trustees for the Village of Homer met Wednesday night and there’s plenty to report about.
- The project to replace street lights with LEDs is at the point of price quotes, once the PSC levels the playing field across the state. In fact, PSC action on an agreement with National Grid was on the agenda for the utility regulators Thursday morning.
- A diesel emission exhaust system could be installed this summer at the Homer Fire House. Trustees will determine how to pay for it at their April work session.
- The Homer Police Chief reminded any organization that would like a presentation on Active Shooter Response to contact the village office.
- Homer Police Officer Dana Smith was promoted from part-time to full-time with the resignation of Officer Emmett Neno. (Correcting our earlier report naming Officer Matt Compton with our apologies.)
- The Village Recreation Department reports a fully booked summer concert series, and success for the 4th, 5th,and 6th grade basketball team. The Easter Egg Hunt and Jellybean contest will be back.
- The upgrade to the village’s aging sewer system (from the sixties) is progressing. More than 400 manholes and miles of underground pipes will be examined for leaks, with as little surface digging as possible, using trenchless technology. Paperwork this year. Work could start next year.
- The village formally approved its agreement with the town for sharing personnel with the Town of Homer, now that both offices are co-located.
- When it comes to fire inspections, many businesses may realize it’s time for one. Call the village office to get on the priority list for new inspector Cody Johnson.
- Finally, Trustees re-established the Village Clerk Assistant position as part-time.