MOHAWK — The Mohawk Village Board has set a public hearing for 6:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, on a proposed local law to add another stop sign on Warren Road.
Earlier this summer, the board approved a local law adding a stop sign northbound at the intersection of Warren Road and Newton Street in an effort to slow traffic coming into the village on Warren Road.
If approved, this would be a southbound stop sign at that intersection.
The condition of the road slowed traffic during the construction of the new culvert on West Main Street, officials said, but once that project was completed and the road paved, vehicles on Warren Road began moving faster again.
In other business:
• Mayor James Baron said he was not satisfied with the pavilion that has been constructed in the new Mohican Wetlands Park. There is a crack across the concrete floor and other issues. Baron said he plans to withhold a portion of the contractor’s pay until the work is done to the village’s satisfaction.
The board accepted a $3,400 quote from Central Security for security cameras to be positioned to record activities in the new park and at the gazebo in Weller Park. Baron said the village would prosecute anyone caught damaging village property.
The village will not be going ahead with construction of a recreational trail in the park at this time, the board decided. The mayor said he would like to see the rest of the project completed before a trail is considered.
• Board members discussed parking problems that resulted when the local Pop Warner football team hosted a kickoff event in August with multiple teams gathering at Tolpa Field on Creek Road behind Fisher Elementary School. Village officials and Police Chief Joseph Malone said they were not notified of the event and the number of people who would be attending.
• There were some parking issues the first couple of days of school with some motorists being ticketed when they parked illegally, Malone said.
Baron commended the police department for the crackdown and noted that it usually takes two or three days before the drop-off and pickup routine begins to run smoothly.
Children in pre-kindergarten through second grade are attending Fisher Elementary School in the village.
Jarvis Middle School will be closed for two years due to construction.