Irving Village Board Tackles Lawn Maintenance Problems

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The Irving Village Board met on Tuesday, evening, Sept. 10. The board was joined by local students, Ethan Carroll, Hannah Carroll and Brooklyn Scroggins who attended the meeting as part of their government class.

The board was presented estimates to place cameras at the park and along Main Street, at their August meeting.  If the motion is passed, the camera at the park would record the playground, water tower and the Century House. The matter was brought to the board after the park's new playground equipment was vandalized. Following a lengthy discussion, the board decided to table the matter.

The board discussed the issue of junk accumulation and grass/weeds not being properly maintained. Letters and ordinance violations have been given on numerous occasions, followed by court dates and fines. The problem persists. The board then discussed the issue of maintaining ditches and boulevards. There is an ordinance that states it is unlawful for any owners of property to permit the growth of grass and weeds exceeding eight inches on any right-of-way located between the property line and the roadway. The board directed letters to the property owners and they will be given several days to resolve the issue or an ordinance violation will be presented.

Trustee Murray stated that he had been in contact with Greg Leigh and state workers will be in town to clean ditches and open or replace culverts along Route 16. They will look into the holes that have accumulated along the route.     

The streets on the South side of Irving will be oiled on Wednesday, Sept. 25, beginning at 8 a.m. Residents are asked not to blow grass into the streets when mowing their lawn, as heavy grass clippings will prevent the street from being oiled.

Officer Joyce reported that the new squad car is up and running. Everything has been installed, including the new computer and everything came in under budget. The old squad car has been delivered to it's new owner.

Irving Village Board adjourned the September meeting at 7:40 p.m.

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