The trustees approved the decision to borrow approximately $1 million for a number of projects including the move of the gazebo, which is time-sensitive because the village has a grant to help with some of the cost. According to Village Administrator Jim Politi, work would have to begin in October
"The grant timeline was moved up unexpectedly," Nyack Mayor Jen Laird-White said. "An extension would be difficult to achieve, so we need to figure out stuff about the gazebo. We're moving more quickly than we might like to because we don't want to lose the grant."
The next step is to figure out where the gazebo will be moved to, most likely near the Butterfly Garden. Moving it would take it out of the Little League baseball field's outfield and possibly help clear space for the proposed skate park. Village officials will work with park designers to settle on a final location for the gazebo.
Nearly half of the $1 million the village will borrow in the form of a short-term loan that would later be converted to longer term will go to pay for $457,000 in equipment for the Nyack Highway Department. An other $255,000 goes to repaving of Nyack streets that begins with the milling of road surfaces Sept. 9 and paving starting Sept. 15.
The following streets are scheduled for repaving:
- Broadway from First Avenue to Cedar Hill Avenue
- Burd Street from Franklin Street to Washington Street
- Franklin Street from Main Street to Depew Avenue
- First Avenue from Gendey Street to North Franklin Street
- Polhemus Street from Route 59 to High Avenue