As part of a long-term budgeting strategy, the is having consultants come in and review fire headquarters on Third Street and station two on Flint Street for potential renovations.
Trustee George Hubbard, who is also a warden in the department, said the department will have two sets of consultants come in and provide a list of ideas and possibilities to help modernize the buildings. Top priority is making the bathrooms handicap accessible and possibily modernizing the kitchen, according to Hubbard. The consultants, Hubbards said, specialize in renovating and remodeling fire departments.
Mayor David Nyce said any renovations would be slated for the future.
Third Street Tree to Live On in Art
Last week the historic tree in Third Street park was taken down, but Nyce made it his mission to make sure the tree lives on. Nyce posted a message on his Facebook page encouraging artists to contact him if they wanted a piece of the tree.
"About a dozen and a half artists want to take a portion of the tree," he said.
Nyce said in about a year, the village will host an art show to highlight the pieces and then auction the pieces off. The proceeds will go to the Greenport Tree Committee.
The large stump that remains will be turned into a bench by the mayor himself.
"We got a really nice response from people on this project," Nyce said.
Fishing Tourny to Benefit Legion
Trustee David Murray said that plans were coming together for a fishing tournament to benefit the building restoration of the The tournament will take place June 15,16, and 17. Registration is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 15 at the
The Burton Potter Post will host a dinner at on Saturday, June 16.
Over the last year and a half, members have held several fund raisers to repair the roof and skating rink floor, and to make much needed renovations to the inside of the building. The building will remain closed as the renovations continue.