Nightly lane restrictions on Route 8
State Route 8 between Howe Avenue and Graham Road now has various nightly lane restrictions for resurfacing. These restrictions will occur between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. This work is the beginning of a $4.6 million project to resurface State Route 8 between Howe Avenue and Graham Road, State Route 303 from east of Chittenden Road to Olde 8 and on State Route 261 from just west of State Route 8 to N. Main Street. The project also includes miscellaneous bridge repairs. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by October.
Village Spring Clean-up runs through April 28
The Village of Silver Lake's Spring Clean-up Program will run through April 28. Limbs and leaves must be in separate piles. Do not put limbs and leaves in the street or in bags.
Limbs must be no more than 4 inches in diameter and no longer than 10 feet. Lumber, stumps, and anything with a root system will not be picked up because they damage the chipper blades. Grasses, weeds, firewood, and any material that cannot be put in the chipper safely will not be picked up.
Do not place debris in the street. Leaves clog the storm drain and make it dangerous for traffic. Homeowners may be cited if debris is placed in the streets. In addition, do not pile leaves in areas where there are stones, they will not be picked up as this causes damage to the leaf picker.
Celebration plans underway
Volunteers are planning for the village of Silver Lake's 100th birthday celebration in 2018.
Silver Lake was incorporated as a village in 1918.
Nancy Gray is chairing the centennial committee. Upcoming events include a 5K run and possibly a kids' run on June 3, a pancake breakfast and mum sale on Sept. 23 and a golf outing at Silver Lake Country Club on Oct. 2. Commemorative bricks are being sold throughout the year for a landscape project envisioned at the gazebo, said Mayor Bernie Hovey. Residents can pick up a form at Village Hall or access them by visiting the village's website at villageofsilverlake.com and clicking on the "Centennial" tab.
Other upcoming events -- some happening this summer and some happening next year -- include an art show, a rocket camp for children, concerts at the gazebo and historical society programs, according to Hovey. The culmination of the centennial celebration will occur with an event at the country club in early October 2018 that would be a cocktail party followed possibly by a dance, dinner, concert or talent show.
The centennial committee meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in Village Hall, 2961 Kent Road. Anyone who is interested in helping out is welcome to attend. Special note: This month's meeting is happening a week later on April 26.