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Firehouse getting new lighting

Sunday, August 03, 2014 - Updated: 8:49 AM


Express News Staff

SPECULATOR -- The Village of Speculator Board of Trustees has approved spending up to $5,200 to replace and upgrade the lights in the fire hall here.

The approved quote on energy efficient lighting obtained by Highway Superintendent Roger Blanchard Jr. came from MAC Electric Co., Broadalbin.

A new fuel oil boiler for the firehouse is still under consideration. Blanchard was asked to get updates of quotes previously received.

Quotes for the ailing oil boiler received in April ranged from $6,280 from Allen and Palmer True Value, Northville, to $10,090 from A. Johnson Plumbing and Heating, Gloversville.

The board also approved Blanchard spending up to $3,308 for a new winch for the garbage truck, to be purchased from Pacific Marine & Industrial, Richmond, Calif.

Blanchard reported the village park project on Osborne Point is almost completed with the placement of rocks and shrubbery. He also mentioned the banner at the gazebo has gone missing and there have been some problems anchoring the tent for the lifeguards at the beach.

"The wind picked it up and flew it across the road once," said Blanchard, "but it didn't cause a traffic problem." He promised to find a solution.

Trustee Robert Hoffman suggested a gazebo at Osborne Point might be something to consider for next summer.

Trustee Cheryl Paestella said some people are suggesting a small boxing ring should be considered.


-- Kevin Schoonmaker was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Land Use Code Enforcement Officer Spencer Tracy, who has resigned. Schoonmaker's appointment starts Aug. 1 and runs to March 31, 2015.

-- Clerk Bonnie Page reported the nonprofit Gospel Volunteers Inc., owner of the Camp-of-the-Woods resort, has sent a $5,000 donation to the village. This marks the second $5,000 received from Gospel Volunteers this year.

The Board of Trustees will next meet Monday, Aug. 11, starting at 7 p.m. in Village Hall.


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