The past six months have been very busy for our Highway Department. Working with our engineering firm, we have completed inspections of every sanitary manhole in the Village to determine their condition and extent of needed repairs. Griffith Park has a brand-new splash pad for our youth, replacing the 55-year-old wading pool. Along with the new equipment, we have replaced the fence and concrete around the pad, outside the shelter, and handball court- which doubles as a stage for our Summer Concerts. Every year, the Village of Sloan is allocated financial assistance through the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPs) by New York State. These funds were used last year for Reiman Street reconstruction. This year, Blick Street and Atlantic Avenue, from Lovejoy to Reiman, will be paved. In the next few months, Erie County Water Authority will be replacing supply lines on Michael, Gierlach, Franklin and a portion of Gates Streets. Next year will see the much-needed paving of Gierlach and Michael. We would also like to remind everyone, while mowing their lawns, to not blow the clippings into the street. During rain, the clippings wash into the storm drain and create blockages and potential backups. During your spring yard cleanup, if you need to dispose of any old tires, for a few dollars each they can be recycled at Geiter-Done, located at 300 Greene Street in Lovejoy.
OTHER DPW SERVICES AND INFORMATION
•Snowplow Contractors must obtain a permit before they can service any Village residence. Permits cost $25.00 and are available from Village Hall, 425 Reiman Street, 716-897-1560, Mon-Fri between the hours of 9:00 AM-4:00PM.•Residents are responsible for maintaining the sidewalk and headland (the strip between the curb and the sidewalk) on their property•In the Fall, DPW will pick up leaves for residents. Bagging is not required. Simply pile the leaves on the headland (the strip between the curb and the sidewalk) and DPW will vacuum them up. Do NOT pile leaves in the street! •To authorize DPW to Add/Remove/Trima treeon the right of way, complete anAuthorization Formand mail to/drop it by Village Hall, 425 Reiman Street during regular business hours. Forms may be viewed/printed here