SILVER CREEK – Change was in the air for the village’s governing body on Monday night.
In his last meeting as part of the Village Board, outgoing Mayor Kurt Lindstrom took a few moments to make an emotional farewell speech to officials, village employees and others gathered in the Silver Creek municipal building for a regular meeting.
Lindstrom has served on the board for 10 years. He served first as a village trustee, and then as mayor for the past six years.
This year, Trustee Nick Piccolo was endorsed by both the Democratic and Republican parties for the mayor’s seat. Lindstrom decided he would not opt to run without a major party line.
Piccolo praised Lindstrom’s help during the past several weeks, as he began his transition into the mayoral post.
Lindstrom noted several accomplishments of the past and present boards. He was presented with a plaque by another trustee, Thomas Harmon.
In the same vein, Deputy Mayor Amy Romanik made brief remarks during the session. She has four years of service on the board, and also opted not to seek re-election.
In other business, the board:
• Heard from Keith Krug, of the engineering firm Wendel, regarding plans for the village’s wastewater treatment facility. Wendel is working on the compliance order for the facility and expects the design to be ready for review in June. Krug said that a grinder pump will be needed for the Department of Public Works building.
He also said there is a plan to get prices for generators for back-up power supply for the DPW building, municipal building and wastewater facility.
• Noted that sealed bids for phase three in the water line replacement project will be advertised for return no later than 4 p.m. April 15.
• Announced two public hearings to be held April 15. At 7:30 p.m., the board will consider amending the law to allow taxation to be higher than the state limit. At 7:45 p.m., a public hearing on the 2013-2014 budget will be held.
• Unanimously approved a change in the board’s meeting rules to set a three-minute time limit on all persons wishing to speak at board meetings.