By Kellen M. Quigley

The village of Springville Board of Trustees had several routine items of business to approve for the Department of Public Works at its last meeting held Feb. 4.

The board approved a resolution to relocate a fire hydrant located in the Shuttleworth parking lot.

Superintendent Ken Kostowniak said the hydrant comes off of Main Street and runs down an alleyway that the village does not have easement to.

“We need to have an engineer do a design and a report on it,” he said.

Marquis Engineering PC would design the relocation of the fire hydrant for $4,600, which would come out of the water budget fund balance.

“We’re going to move it over at the end of the parking space that come off of Pear (Street),” Kostowniak said. “There’s a little bump of an island coming off there, so we’re going to put it right there.”

L2 Engineering PC has also completed and submitted its 2018 annual sanitary sewer report to the state DEC, Kostowniak said.

“There was a lot of work done that’s just in sewer,” he said. “It’s definitely something I think everybody should put their eyes on.”

A copy of the report will be available at the village office for the village trustees to review.

On another note, Kostowniak said MDA Engineering had scheduled smoke testing along Waverly Street last week and all the results will be submitted when complete.


IN OTHER BUSINESS, Fire Chief Marc Gentner reported to the village board on the fire department in January. He said the department was dispatched for 48 calls during the month.

Gentner said they are working on a grant for a power stretcher for one of the department’s vehicles.

Last weekend, the department held their annual OSHA training, he said.

“We do it every year,” he said. “We started using the basement at 65 Franklin St. for interior training. That works out real well down there.”

The department is also cleaning house and had a number of equipment items that were either expired or the department no longer needs, Gentner said.

“We’re just trying to clean things up, so we’re asking if that can be excess,” he said.

The village board declared some of the items as surplus to be auctioned and some of the other items as scrap.


The next regular meeting of the village board of trustees is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in the control center