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Mayville’s iconic fountain may be late

May 29, 2013
By DAVE O’CONNOR - CORRESPONDENT ( , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

MAYVILLE - Warmer weather usually brings out Mayville's iconic fountain with the little girl skipping along, but she may be late this year.

Public Works Superintendent John Buxton described during the Village of Mayville's Board of Trustees' regular monthly business meeting Tuesday, May 14 the various ailments afflicting the young lady of the fountain who in truth is many decades old. Included are cracking and electrical conduit ills.

The board learned the fountain has been patched in various ways through the years and is expected to be deployed, but the date not yet certain.

Also weather related, the board set the rules for use of the various facilities at Lakeside Park for the 2013 season.

With the exception of Carlson Community Center Hall, it's generally a first come, first served basis. However, the gazebo and pavilion may be reserved in advance. The patio of Carlson Center is also first come, first served, except when the center has been rented. Reservations may be made at the village office.

Asked about the proposed new Town of Chautauqua park, Village of Mayville Mayor Marty Bova said the village is exploring sharing the cost of a dog walking area in the park. Bova also said he expects the new two-story multi-use building at Gravits Field baseball park to be completed in time to host Little League All-Star games in mid-summer.

In other business, seeking bids for a new "bucket" truck for the electric department was authorized by the village board. Cost for the new unit was estimated by Buxton to be in the area of $100,000.

Also, the board approved what are termed "standard work days" for village employees. The standard is an eight-hour day and was adopted for purposes of reporting to the New York State and Local Employees Retirement System, according to the resolution.



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