CASSADAGA — Village officials discussed some potential issues with the ongoing construction of a new sporting goods store.
While Deputy Mayor Bill Astry said the workers on the building are efficient, Highway Superintendent Sam Alaimo said the driveway for the building is near a fire hydrant, which could cause some problems in the future if they don’t figure out a solution now.
“I think we need to harbor our fire hydrant,” Alaimo said. “A couple blocks or something. I hate to be that guy, but they shouldn’t have the driveway right by the red light. You’ve got room up there, put it up there. … If we let them get away with it now, it’s going to continue to be a problem.”
In other business this week, a new member of the Cassadaga Planning Board was sworn in. Todd Anderson, who is also on the assessment review for Stockton, took the oath on Wednesday night.
Cassadaga village officials said there would be no issue if Anderson worked both jobs.
“As long as I can do both, I’ll do both,” he said.
The village is also holding its “Clean Up Cassadaga Day” on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents can bring garbage to a dumpster at the Village Barn at 288 Maple Avenue. There will only be one pickup load per resident, and household garbage, demo waste, appliances, electronics, tires, and hazardous waste cannot be dumped.
Trustee Mark Wilson, also the owner of Wilson Endurance Sports, also said at the meeting that things are lining up well for Wilson Endurance Sports this year, and he’s already coordinating the Fireman’s Beer Mile, which he said should be better this year as there’s a greater understanding of what it is. Additionally, he said that people are getting more comfortable parking at the Village’s baseball fields.
“It seems everybody is welcoming the idea of parking at the ball fields, which is helpful,” said Wilson. “It’s a few more complications for us but we’re into it to ease everybody’s property minds. We don’t want people parking on people’s lawns.”
The next meeting of the Cassadaga Village Board will be on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m.