Dansville DPW plots busy summer season

Chris Potter
The Dansville Village Board meets via Zoom Wednesday night to discuss village business.

DANSVILLE — A busy summer is ahead for streets and parks in the Village of Dansville.

Superintendent of Public Works Scott Tracy laid out a slate of current and upcoming projects at Wednesday’s meeting of village trustees.

Work at Babcock Park, including improvements to the baseball diamond, future home of the Dansville Gliders, is planned for this summer. Babcock Park is also receiving a new playground to help turn the park into a centerpiece attraction for village residents.

“I’d like to get the town hall parking lot and everything done, and then I’d like to go down to the park and basically do everything I’d like to do this year,” Tracy said. “We’ve got to do the backstop. I want to do a little bit of an addition for the parking area and do the playground at the same time and just get it over with. I’d like to do it now while it’s shut down.”

Public Works plans a near complete rebuild of Bank Street that will be capped by a repave.

“We’ll get Babcock Park done and head over there and do that,” Tracy said.

Public Works is waiting for a stretch of dry weather to do some creek work between Perine and William streets. Some finishing touches are planned for Elizabeth and Clay.

“There’s a lot of little projects. People have issues here and there we just have to fit in as we can,” Tracy said. “There’s a lot of sidewalks people want done this year, too.”

Trustee Mike Nagle reported the roof of the sewer plant is leaking “pretty bad” and the water tower needs work as well. The board weighed the pros and cons of renting versus buying a lift, which is needed for the backstop fence at Babcock Park and work on the water tank.

The village has budgeted around $85,000 to purchase a lift. The board approved purchasing a used 60-foot lift and agreed to rent a second lift this summer as needed.

The board agreed to hold its next meeting via Zoom as New York state continues to advance through the phased reopening process set forth by the governor’s office.

Trustee Dan Rittenhouse thanked all the village staff for its hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Through all of this everyone has been a trooper. Everyone has done a great job,” he said. “Thank you to everyone for stepping up.”

The North Dansville Town Hall remains closed to the public. Village offices are also closed until further notice.

There are four ways to pay Dansville Village Taxes this year:

1. Pay online (new this year)


2. Mail a check, money order or certified bank check

3. Utilize bill pay through your online banking (call your bank to assist you with this)

4. When the Village Clerk office reopens there will be a window to pay cash. Social distancing will still apply as you wait in line.