After two village youths the last week for allegedly vandalizing a new North State Road sidewalk, the damage is being corrected.
"We managed to salvage about 30 percent of it," said Philip Zegarelli, village manager.
The 15 and 16-year-old residents in the sidewalk's wet cement last Tuesday evening, leaving permanent footprints once the cement hardened.
As for the new sidewalk—"We are funding it at taxpayer dollars, but we fully expect to achieve full restitution, including potential penalties for what happened," Zegarelli stated.
The total damage, "when you include all the additional items, is slightly over $20,000," he added.
Both suspected youths have been charged with felonies and police said earlier this week they have been directed to family court.
However, as one of the youths turned 17 on Saturday, Zegarelli said it's possible "he would be tried as an adult."
"It doesn't affect, however, the fact that we will be seeking full restitution," he emphasized.
Down the road, the village plans to install a guide rail, benches and lighting along the 500-foot stretch of roadway that closed for several months in late August 2011.
"We're doing more lighting at and we're doing lighting on North State," said Zegarelli. "Over time, we intend to join both ends and go north also on Pleasantville Road with new lights."