March 26, 2023 3:24 pm

FALCONER — A proposal to establish a metal processing and applied auto components facility in the village was met with extra pushback in the course of this week’s Village Board meeting.

In February, Rick Kress spoke to trustees in the course of a perform session meeting on bringing a new company to Falconer. He is seeking at getting a house at 20 Cross St. to coincide with getting about five acres of adjacent land at present owned by Falconer for metal processing.

Quite a few village residents expressed issues final month about added automobile targeted traffic and noise the company could bring to that aspect of the neighborhood.

Kress was not in attendance Monday, and his supply to get village-owned land was not taken up by Village Board members in the course of the public portion of the meeting.

Mindy Zoghlin, a Rochester lawyer representing a group she referred to as “Friends of Falconer,” emailed a seven-web page letter to all trustees and the village lawyer and was present Monday. She believes scrap metal recycling is not permitted in an industrial district, exactly where the facility is getting eyed by Kress.

Zoghlin also noted that the facility is “not constant with the village’s Complete Program.”

In her letter, she states: “One of the comp plan’s guiding principles is to make streets comfy, protected, intriguing, and valuable for pedestrian travel, and to give protected and effective travel for motorists without having compromising the security and comfort of bicyclists and pedestrians.”

Additional, she mentioned the sale and web site strategy assessment would be topic to assessment below New York’s “State Environmental Excellent Overview Act.”

Zoghlin recommended the village-owned land on Cross Street would be superior suited for a dog park. The village is nevertheless in the course of action of acquiring a web site for a dog park right after a strategy to spot a single at Falconer Village Park was nixed.

Village Board members did not address Zoghlin’s comments in the course of the public comment portion of the meeting. Trustees did go into executive session at the finish of the meeting to go over “village improvement proposal” even though at least a single other project has been taken up lately in Falconer.

In other Village Board company:

¯ Trustees had been created conscious that numerous juveniles had brought on harm to a safety camera and a structure at Falconer Village Park. The incident occurred the evening of Feb. 20, Presidents Day.

“Bored on a good day,” Carl Caprino, village DPW superintendent, mentioned of the youths. He added that the structure was broken from a fire that had been set underneath it.

Det. Kevin Pierce with the Ellicott Police Division told The Post-Journal that six juveniles have been charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief as a outcome of the vandalism incident. Police are attempting to find a seventh person who may well have been involved.

The sixth juveniles had been petitioned to Loved ones Court.

¯ The 27th annual Village Spring Cleanup Day will take spot from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Might six, rain or shine. Dumpsters will be situated at the village Highway Garage things that can’t be disposed of contain electronic devices or tires of any kind, although refrigerators have to be tagged that all Freon has been removed.

The occasion kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Falconer Fire Division. Village residents are asked to bring their personal rakes, brooms and gloves. Garbage bags will be supplied, and lunch will be accessible for all workers.

¯ Falconer Public Library will host its escape space Friday to encourage middle and higher college students to check out the young adult location at the facility. Extra time slots had been added “as the response has been beyond what we anticipated,” Laurie Becker, library manager, mentioned in her report to trustees.

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