The addition of multiple municipal servants was topic of discussion during the recent North Syracuse Village Board meeting at the community center, 700 S. Bay Road.
During the Sept. 9 meeting, the board approved the membership of three new volunteer firefighters to the North Syracuse Fire Department. They are Kayla Keyes, Michael Redhead and Eric Fritz.
Police Chief Thomas Connelly also earned approval from the board in a 3-1 vote to hire two part-time police officers for the North Syracuse Police Department.
The decision was made despite the fact the approval is in violation of the village’s contract with the Teamsters Local Union 1149, which states the village can have only two part-time police officers. With this approval, the department will now have four part-time officers.
The board also approved the hiring of a part-time employee, Jason Radder, to work with the Department of Public Works during the heavy trash pickup season.
Mayor Diane Browning noted that heavy trash pickup for the west side of the village — including Main Street — is scheduled for the week of Sept. 13.
Pickup for the east side of the village will take place the week of Sept. 20.
Heavy trash can be placed at the curb no earlier than the weekend before pickup.
The mayor also reminded residents that heavy trash pickup is for residents only, and those that allow trash to enter the village and be picked up from their home face a fine of $2,500.
The North Syracuse Babe Ruth World Series Champions earned recognition during the meeting, where Browning announced that a special ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on Sept. 18 at the North Syracuse Junior High School baseball field, 5353 W. Taft Road, to honor the championship team.
The next village board meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. Thursday Sept. 23 at the North Syracuse Village Hall, 600 S. Bay Road.