In response to several complaints made by residents of the Bolton Lakes area regarding rentals at the Newhoca lodge, Mayor George Apel on Tuesday said that those using the facility will be required to enter and exit through the main gate.
Apel made the statement as part of his latest report to the Town Council.
Residents had said during several community forums - including Tuesday - that those using the lodge were clogging up the roads to the side entrance, therefore making it difficult for emergency vehicles to pass.
Other highlights of the mayor's report included:
• Ground has been broken in regard to renovations at Suburban Subaru. Apel said the work should take eight to nine months to complete.
• The mayor thanked Suburban Subaru and its neighbor on Route 83, Key Hyundai, which also recently renovated its facilities, for their donations of cars to carry veterans in parades.
• The mayor said he will begin the judging process for the Winterfest essay contest today and pick the young person soon to help him light the town tree on Friday.
• The town has acquired a new wheelchair for Town Hall for assist those who need it to get around the building.
• In its continuing audit of land line use through AT&T, the town uncovered an unused line that costs about $500 per month. Apel said eliminating the line will save the town $6,000 in the 2013-14 budget.
• The mayor said cell phone lines are also being examined.