SILVER CREEK – There were 50 children registered and attending first day of the summer youth recreation program in Silver Creek.
Members of the Silver Creek Village Board heard from Trustee Ben Peters at the regular meeting held Monday in the municipal building. Peters has headed the committee for the six-week program.
The fee for children up to 12 years old is $40 for village residents, $65 for Town of Hanover residents and $75 for Town of Sheridan residents. The 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. program started Monday morning.
Recreational counselors have several special programs planned, including three field trips. Registration forms are available in the village clerk’s office.
In addition, board members heard an update on the water line project. Visone Construction is continuing to connect new lines and complete landscaping in neighborhoods where construction of the new lines has been complete. The mayor said he will do a walk-through on the project’s progress this week.
Permission was granted for the Silver Creek Fire Department to make an offer to purchase a used pumper truck from Snyder Fire Department. Fire Chief James Tytka said he will start negotiations with the department to purchase a 1994 truck.
Mayor Nick Piccolo encouraged residents having difficulty paying their recent water bills to talk to the staff at the village clerk’s office about a payment plan.
Several residents received larger than usual water bills due to a change-over of meters that led to findings that older water meter reading systems were not accurate.
A Robinson street resident said his bill was $1,500 and the bill for the same time in previous years was less than $220.
The mayor said older water meters were only 60 to 65 percent effective.
“What we are willing to do is set up a payment plan at no interest,” said the mayor. He said if there is a problem with a faulty meter, bills will be adjusted. Three residential meters were adjusted due to faulty readings by action of the board at the Monday meeting.
Penalties will be added to unpaid water bills after Thursday. Residents who have a signed payment plan will not be assessed a penalty.
Also at the meeting:
• A donation of $250 was approved for the purchase of flowers that were used in the village square and at the entrance signs.