COOPERSTOWN – When the village of Cooperstown welcomes a new tourist season, it will do so with a brand new Pioneer Street, new water and sewer lines and a new Main Street flag pole.
Work on Pioneer Street started just after the summer season, and there are only a couple items left on the to-do list. The flag pole at the center of the village will be the finishing touch.
“Now that the paving is done and all the pipes are in, we’re making the base, which will take a little bit of time to cure,” said Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz. “We’re going to put in what is a more historic sized flag pole – about 50 feet – and then we'll get the flag up there. So, before you know it, Cooperstown will look the same, just with brand-new pipes and a brand-new road.”
The $1.2 million dollar project does not raise taxes. Mayor Katz says that making cuts in the budget and the paid parking feature helped pay for the work.