Tue. Mar 21st, 2023

FALCONER — A proposal to establish a metal processing and applied auto components facility in the village was met with a lot more pushback in the course of this week’s Village Board meeting.

In February, Rick Kress spoke to trustees in the course of a function session meeting on bringing a new enterprise to Falconer. He is seeking at getting a house at 20 Cross St. to coincide with acquiring about five acres of adjacent land presently owned by Falconer for metal processing.

Quite a few village residents expressed issues final month about more car visitors and noise the enterprise may possibly bring to that portion of the neighborhood.

Kress was not in attendance Monday, and his give to receive village-owned land was not taken up by Village Board members in the course of the public portion of the meeting.

Mindy Zoghlin, a Rochester lawyer representing a group she referred to as “Friends of Falconer,” emailed a seven-web page letter to all trustees and the village lawyer and was present Monday. She believes scrap metal recycling is not permitted in an industrial district, exactly where the facility is becoming eyed by Kress.

Zoghlin also noted that the facility is “not constant with the village’s Complete Program.”

In her letter, she states: “One of the comp plan’s guiding principles is to make streets comfy, secure, intriguing, and beneficial for pedestrian travel, and to offer secure and effective travel for motorists with no compromising the security and comfort of bicyclists and pedestrians.”

Additional, she stated the sale and web-site strategy assessment would be topic to assessment beneath New York’s “State Environmental High-quality Assessment Act.”

Zoghlin recommended the village-owned land on Cross Street would be improved suited for a dog park. The village is nonetheless in the approach of locating a web-site for a dog park just after a strategy to spot 1 at Falconer Village Park was nixed.

Village Board members did not address Zoghlin’s comments in the course of the public comment portion of the meeting. Trustees did go into executive session at the finish of the meeting to go over “village improvement proposal” even though at least 1 other project has been taken up lately in Falconer.

In other Village Board enterprise:

¯ Trustees have been created conscious that numerous juveniles had triggered harm to a safety camera and a structure at Falconer Village Park. The incident occurred the evening of Feb. 20, Presidents Day.

“Bored on a good day,” Carl Caprino, village DPW superintendent, stated of the youths. He added that the structure was broken from a fire that had been set underneath it.

Det. Kevin Pierce with the Ellicott Police Division told The Post-Journal that six juveniles have been charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief as a outcome of the vandalism incident. Police are attempting to find a seventh person who might have been involved.

The sixth juveniles have been petitioned to Loved ones Court.

¯ The 27th annual Village Spring Cleanup Day will take spot from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Could six, rain or shine. Dumpsters will be positioned at the village Highway Garage things that can not be disposed of consist of electronic devices or tires of any sort, though refrigerators will have to be tagged that all Freon has been removed.

The occasion kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Falconer Fire Division. Village residents are asked to bring their personal rakes, brooms and gloves. Garbage bags will be offered, and lunch will be readily available for all workers.

¯ Falconer Public Library will host its escape area Friday to encourage middle and higher college students to stop by the young adult region at the facility. Extra time slots have been added “as the response has been beyond what we anticipated,” Laurie Becker, library manager, stated in her report to trustees.

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