Notes from the Cold Spring Village Board

Christian Ferreira and Ethan Hall are raising money to add bike racks in Cold Spring. (Photo by M. Turton)

■ Haldane seventh-graders Christian Ferreira and Ethan Hall addressed the board on Oct. 22 about a fundraiser they are spearheading to add bike racks in the village. The project was initiated as part of Haldane’s Discover, Create and Innovate Program. Mayor Dave Merandy asked the students to return with more detailed information, adding that the village will consider contributing $100. The proposed stainless steel racks will be fabricated locally. A GoFundMe campaign has been established to support the project.

■ Due to construction, parking will not be permitted on Garden Street in Cold Spring on weekdays until Nov. 22. Cars not off the street by 7 a.m. will be towed, the village said. Garden Street will be open to residential traffic, with possible delays, the weeks of Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 while repairs to sidewalks, curbs and drainage are completed. It will be closed to daytime traffic during the week of Nov. 18 for paving. Residents with special needs should contact Village Hall.

■ Trustees accepted a bid of $20,640 from CJ Geo, a Virginia geotechnical firm that will use a polyurethane grouting process to repair the firehouse floor. Over the years, gaps beneath the concrete have caused the floor to sink. The process injects two polyurethane liquids beneath the floor that fill the gaps, expand and harden, leveling the floor.

■ The board approved the purchase of a $1 million cyber insurance policy at an annual premium of $840. Small cities and towns are resorting to insurance for protection against hackers who lock down municipal systems and demand ransom. Insurance covers the ransom or restoring the system.

■ The board suspended on-street parking regulations for the dead-end portion of Marion Avenue south of Benedict Road from Nov. 15 to April 15 to facilitate snow removal.

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