Water Project In Final Stage

CASSADAGA – The last stage of Cassadaga’s capital water project is underway. Earlier this year, construction began connecting pipes from a well on Maple Avenue to the village’s main water supply. The new water source will take over two existing wells already in use.

At a recent village board meeting, Mayor LeeAnn Lazarony and Deputy Mayor Valerie Culverwell discussed the finishing touches for the exterior of the village’s new water treatment plant which is supposed to be completed by November.

Culverwell said there will be ample water to sell to other municipalities.

The village began the $5 million project with federal funding and has entered the final stages of the five-part process. The village hopes to replace water lines on North Shore Park, a horseshoe shaped road off of Dale Drive.

At the board meeting, Trustee Michael Lehnen commented that water on Mill Street was discolored and that it “looked like iced tea.” Mill Street was not included in the initial plans for Cassadaga’s water project and in order to begin another project, more funding would be necessary.

Lazarony responded to Lehnen with, “Please don’t sit here and say we haven’t done anything, because we have.”

“I’m going to defend the village board because we are doing things about it,” Lazarony continued. “We have made improvements to the water system.”

The board then took a 5-minute intermission and resumed the meeting on a different note.

Culverwell said that the village’s summer beach program has ended and, “It was a great summer with a great crew. The lifeguards really stepped up.”

The Labor Day parade will take place today with a lineup at 3 p.m. on Frisbee Road. The parade begins at 4 p.m. and will end at the firemen’s grounds with hot dogs and soda.