Celoron Looking For New Code Enforcement Officer

CELORON – A new official to handle code enforcement is wanted in Celoron.

On Monday, Frank Fonti resigned from the position of code officer for the village. He was first appointed to the position in August 2010. At the time, Fonti was the code officer for Falconer, as well.

John Keeney, Celoron mayor, said Fonti’s resignation was a ”big, big loss” for the village.

”He is one of the better people to know,” he said. ”He is not just a great code officer, but also a great person. He did the job with compassion and understanding.”

Keeney said Fonti’s successor has not been selected, and the village hasn’t advertised the opening, yet.

In other business, the garbage collection rates for non-village residents has increased. Keeney said the fee will increase $30, going from $250 a year to $280. In December, village officials also raised dumpster fees from $680 to $725. Keeney said, in December, the reason for the price jump is the increased costs for dumpsters, diesel fuel and tipping fees.

The Celoron Rib-Fest will be held Wednesday, June 5, through Saturday, June 8. The headlining band for the event will be the M-80s, who will play Saturday night.

Celoron officials also accepted the resignation of Lisa Sobocinski, who was the village’s animal control officer.