Village officials in Clyde are looking forward to a successful 2020, after they navigated a 2019 filled with accomplished goals.
“Our Wastewater Treatment Plant is in the process of some upgrades and repairs. Some of the updates are a result of unfunded mandates from NYS Department of Conservation,” Mayor Jerry Fremouw said. “The Village has applied and received a total of 1.04 million in grant funding as well as securing a zero interest loan for the remaining costs.”
He says the Village has applied for and received a total of $2,472,655 in grant funding since 2014; and is continuing to work forward to get more funding. Those funds have assisted with water and sewer projects, improving the safety of school routes, installing a playground, several Main Street projects, and others.
“Our DPW continues to work hard to provide services such as brush/leaf pick up, basic street maintenance/cleaning, upkeep to the community parks (Main, Lauraville Landing, and Heritage), water main breaks, and of course plowing snow this time of year. Some of these services would not exist without a village,” Fremouw continued. “Our police department with one of the smallest, if not the smallest budget in Wayne County continues to provide services to our community and support the Sheriff’s department and NYS police where ever and whenever needed.”
He says that the Village will continue working with code enforcement to update and create local laws that benefit the entire community. “Every local law is available at the village office including the Animal Law which was created to help with the feral cat issue,” Fremouw explained. It’s a problem that the village has wrestled with for several years.
“We are now headed into contract negotiations and providing the best budget we can over the next few months. Neither of these task are easy, we as a Village Board take pride in the fact that starting in 2008 when I took office as Mayor, we have either maintained or lowered the tax rate. This could only happen with the hard work and dedication of every board member, employee, and volunteers who attend and help us with this process. We are determined for this to continue so we can provide Best services and strive to be the most economical place to live heading into the future years,” Fremouw continued in that update.
He says the village is growing in good ways, and that’s from the hard work and dedication that village staff have employed over the last several years.