Let there be LED light in Westfield

WESTFIELD – The lights are on at Barcelona Harbor.

Workers from the Town and Village of Westfield removed old lights and put up new ones recently on the pier. The town obtained the 10 LED lights as part of a New York State Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program grant for overall improvements to the pier.

The Town Board was given the notice at its meeting that the lights were almost ready to be installed. Town Supervisor Martha Bills noted the lights were shorter, but the town had decided to make the lighting of the pier more pedestrian than parking lot scale. Additionally, the old style lights could not be replaced.

In other business, Smith announced the town’s spring clean-up would take place on Saturday, May 11 at the transfer station from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the e-waste turn-in would take place on Saturday, May 18 at the town barn from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In new business, the board passed Budget Resolution No. 2-2013 which made some revisions to the budget. The town added $30,959 in revenue due to the hamlet grant payback to the Department of State for work in Barcelona. Also, the Town Court received a $2,900 grant for some equipment, which was not initially in this year’s budget. Finally, $10 needed to be added to the municipal dues.

Babcock received approval of his request for annual bid awards. He said he had twice as many bids as normal, so the pricing was better. Babcock also explained he requested approval for multiple sources of material in some cases so that if one supplier is unavailable, the town has an alternative option.

Board member Ray Schuster asked if the department had received its new truck yet. Babcock said he was going to inspect it the week of Monday, April 8, and once they approved it, the truck would then be painted.

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