Swanton Historical Society to Lease Property from the Village

At their May 10th meeting. the Swanton Village Council voted 6-0 to lease property located on Chestnut Street to the Swanton Historical Society (SHS) to be used for a Railroad Park project which, when fully completed, will include railroad depot and a two-tiered railroad observation platform.  The length of the lease will be 15 years and the charge to the SHS will be $1.00 per year. 

Currently, the Village and the SHS is waiting for the results of a survey and the Phase I EPA-mandated environmental study which both entities are splitting the cost on.  If it is determined a Phase II study or possible site cleanup is required the project may be delayed and grant funding may be necessary.

In other news, Council discussed the Annual Liquor Permit Review.  No objections were raised to the renewal of all liquor licenses located within the Village and the review was waived.

Bid opening for the 8 & 9 Sewer Separation Project was May 18th.  A public meeting will be scheduled once the contract is awarded.  The work required is expected to be a major inconvenience to anyone living in or traveling through the affected area.

General updates.  Phase 2 Meter Project is underway.  More than 500 appointments have been scheduled to have the new water meters installed.  There were eight water shut-offs on May 3rd.  Brush will now be collected on the second Mondays of the month until October.  Per the Memorial Park Master Plan, drainage, seal coating and striping are still scheduled for this year.

The next meeting is scheduled for May 24, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber Room at the Village Office Building.

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