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Village Board Discusses “Very Old” Water Towers


The Homer Village Board met last night (March 8th) to discuss a wide variety of topics within the village. One top note is the early results on the garbage and recycling checks show that more people are now following the rules since fines were announced.

Other notes from last night’s Village Board meeting? 

  • There will be a Summer Concert series – beginning June 22 with the Old Timers Band.
  • Elizabeth McGrath was welcomed to replace trustee Tim Daley. She’s a lawyer who represents children in abuse or custody cases and will be the Board’s liaison to the recreation department. The village is considering adding other programs for children besides sports. 
  • The trustees are reviewing village fees…many that haven’t changed in years and some don’t cover costs. Changes will be posted for residents to review. 
  • Park rental fees were approved so the spaces can be rented out. 
  • A second memorial bench was approved for the Village Green. 
  • The board also discussed a strategy to replace two very old water towers on the east side with a new one added to the Wolf Road tower site. The idea is to reduce dependence on water lines running under the interstate. The work would be funded under the manhole project to fix leaks in water and sewer lines – which led to sewer overcharges. Leftover grant money would also rebuild motors at pump stations to extend their life.

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