Fairmount Ave. Office Building Moves Forward
LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood Village Board approved the site plan application for a new office building which will be located at 341-343 E. Fairmount Ave. after a holding a public hearing on Monday.
Lori Thierfeldt of Madmar Development Corp. briefed the board on construction progress and plans for the site. Thierfeldt Law P.C. will be one tenet of the building, with plans to offer office space to other professional businesses after construction is completed.
Thierfeldt said that the footprint of the former building will remain largely unchanged, allowing for the construction of three office suites.
The board also held a public hearing for a special use permit application for the Luxe Nail Salon at 279 E. Fairmount Ave. to serve alcohol. That application was also approved.
In other business, the board passed a motion of support for another stormwater management project that would improve a runoff area near Winch Road and Winding Way.
Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy Executive Director John Jablonski briefed the board on the plan, which aims to improve stormwater features near the existing Crescent Creek Project and Grandview Project.
“The village board of trustees does hereby support the Fairmount Stormwater Basin and Watershed Improvement Project and additionally authorizes the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy to expend their generously volunteered dollars to pursue the engineering and retain the firm of Eco Strategies to conduct that work,” Trustee Ted McCague said.
Department of Public Works Supervisor Tom Pilling told the board that Mapleview Avenue and Winchester Road from Fairmount Avenue to the bridge are scheduled to be repaved at the end of August.
Village Treasurer Apryl Troutman briefed the board on reduced sales tax revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, stating that current figures indicate a reduction of $26,000 in the third quarter of this year over last year.
The board authorized The Probables to perform an extended Live On The Lake Concert at Hartley Park on Aug. 20 from 7-9 p.m., and entered into a new contract with the Chautauqua Lake Sailing Foundation as well.
The Lakewood Volunteer Fire Department will be loaning its second ambulance to the Fluvanna Volunteer Fire Department members while they make repairs to their ambulance.