SILVER CREEK – The village will seek reimbursement for the costs it incurred to demolish a building on Central Avenue, Mayor Kurt Lindstrom revealed Monday.
At the regular meeting of the Village Board, Lindstrom said a letter had been sent to Kim Ramsdell, the owner of 207 Central, asking that he reimburse the village for $45,964, which includes $38,000 in demolition costs and administrative fees.
Anna Frederickson, a former trustee, said she understood the vacant lot was on the market for about $29,000. The narrow lot, which is the result of the building demolition, would allow for only a small building to be erected.
The village approved an emergency demolition of the building this summer when debris falling from the structure was determined to cause a safety hazard.
In other matters:
• Jeff Griewisch was named acting disaster coordinator for the village. Griewisch follows the late Richard Bartlett, who served in that role and as fire chief for the village.
Lindstrom said Griewisch and other local and county officials were prepared for storm damage prior to the landing of last week’s storm.
Lindstrom said the local assessment of damage was around $20,000 from trees that fell and limbs that were broken by the heavy winds in the storm.
Village Streets Superintendent Ralph Crawford said his department has been removing leaves and brush for residents. He said that he hopes to continue paving projects for about one more day’s worth of work.
• Village Police Chief Timothy Roche announced that the bans on parking on village streets will begin on Nov. 15. The overnight parking bans are established to help with snow removal throughout the village.
• A resolution was approved setting a new time for Village Board meetings. Workshops will be held at 7 p.m. and the regular business meeting will follow as soon as the workshop items are completed.