Penn Yan OKs parks master plan

The Penn Yan Village Board accepted the Parks & Recreation Master Plan with little feedback from the public during a hearing Aug. 21.

One property owner who has previously objected to projects in the area of the marsh between Keuka Lake and the Keuka Lake Outlet issued a serious objection to the construction of a boardwalk through the marsh from the Elm Street Sports Complex to Indian Pines Park. “If you take steps to move forward, I will fight you all the way. If you go forward with this, it’s not going through my property,” said Ann Gunn, who owns property between the sports complex and the Grange on State Rte. 54A.

The master plan is available for review at the village office and on the village website, www.villageofpennyan.com.

Other business at the Aug. 21 village board meeting included:

‒ Keuka Outlet BanK: The board approved the environmental review for a project to restore the outer bank of a meander in the Keuka Outlet. The bank was severely eroded during the May 2014 flood. The erosion threatened the Keuka Outlet Trail, which passes close to the waterway in that area. The village has secured funds through Federal Emergency Management Agency for the project. According to the environmental document, the project will include installing a large stone retaining wall and other elements to the 500-year flood elevation. The new wall will insure the public’s safety while using the trail along the area and prevent further erosion, according to the environmental assessment form.

‒ Hampton Inn Liquor License: The board waived the 30-day waiting period for the Hampton Inn’s Liquor License application for terrace service.

‒ Dog Defecation action: The board discontinued action to amend chapter 80 of the village code regarding dog defecation.

‒ North Main Sewer: The board awarded a contract to City Hill Excavating for replacement of the North Main Street Sewer for a total amount of $168,880.

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