Nuisance ordinances in the Village of Bradford are soon to be enforced by local police with serious consequences for violators. The Board of trustees for the village confirmed Monday evening that ordinances will now be strictly enforced with fines.
Frustrated with the noncompliance in the past of the ordinances, the board unanimously adopted the following conditions of enforcement.
Violators in noncompliance will be given three calendar days to remedy the ordinance violation, then will be issued a violation ticket by law enforcement if the violation continues to exist past those three days.
The ticket will carry with it a mandatory court appearance. In court, the violator will meet with the Village Attorney Justin Raver. He will assess the situation and determine the fine to be imposed by a judge up to the $500 statute limitation.
Henry Waldinger was sworn in as village president and trustees Tony Carlton, Bob Boehm and John Cler were also sworn in as trustees for the village during the regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
All four individuals won re-election to office this past April. The other two trustees are Steve Sturm and Robin Lindner. Shaun Stiltz’s trustee position remains vacant since he moved to Arizona recently.
There was one bid for the tow dolly that was for sale by the village. Frank Reed, of Bradford, submitted the sole bid for the unit at $525.
Work and scheduling continues on the Labor Day Celebration for this year. An open microphone evening for local talented entertainers is tentatively being scheduled for the Friday evening of the weekend event. A portion of Route 40 was approved to be closed during the Labor Day weekend. Coordination with government agencies continues.
An update that reported all was “working well” at the Bradford Swimming Pool was given by Trustee Lindner. She stated, “The 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. hours are working ok. Also, swimming lessons are being offered.”
Discussed, then sent back to committee, was the paving of East Main Street from the Route 40 four-way stop intersection to High Street. Funding for the estimated $120,000 project is a sticking point.
Figures show that $45,000 could be available from $TART funds, $45,000 from the village’s Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) fund, which leaves a remainder of $30,000 in question as to availability.
Suggestions made were to take out a financial loan for the remainder, or borrow from the MFT for the next two years, or shift funds budgeted for sidewalk repairs and replacements. No decision was made about the additional funding of the other $30,000 required.
After an Executive Session to discuss fulltime hours for an employee, the open meeting was adjourned.