Story by Luke Segota
The Village of Florida Board held their regular monthly meeting on Wed., Mar. 14. Scouts from Cub Scout Troop 44, Den 3 led the attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance to open the meeting.
Village of Florida Mayor Jim Pawliczek was not in attendance. The Trustees announced that Mayor Pawliczek is not seeking re-election this spring. The Mayor has been in office for the past 16 years. The retirement of Walter R. Kujawski, CPA, was also announced. The Board discussed granting a permit to Keystone Novelties to sell fireworks from Mon., Jun. 25 to Wed., Jul. 4. Keystone has been approved to sell fireworks by the Board for the past three years.
Trustee Craig Olejniczak brought up a proposal for the purchase of new LED lighting for street lamps during the “Unfinished Business” segment of the meeting. This proposal, made by Orange & Rockland utilities, would not just affect the lighting in Florida but would also include the Town of Chester, the Town Warwick and the Village of Warwick.
The energy efficiency of the LED lights would pay for itself within three years, giving better lighting on streets and offering a safer atmosphere and commute for residents in the community. The plan will go into effect once a price is agreed upon, which is not to exceed $88,000.