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Lenox: No bond for pump station

The Lenox board may have signed a resolution to borrow $29,000 for expenses to the sewer lift pump station on Mary Lynn Drive during Monday's meeting. It was on the agenda. That is until Roseanne Clark, asked the board for more information.

"Before the paperwork is drawn up for a bond the board needs to justify this stuff," said Clark, who lives on Mary Lynne Drive. "What I'm asking for is that everything totals, is justified and accounted for."

Clark said the invoices and vouchers were not properly signed.

"Who ordered the work? Who approved it?" Clark asked. "Ninety-five percent of the paperwork that was given to us is not justified."

Clark said vouchers were paid in cash and an intern was paid and the town was charged, according to the receipts and invoices she had acquired from the town.

"This is a big no, no if audited," Clark said.

"We didn't pay in cash," said Lenox Supervisor Rocco DiVeronica. "The contractor did."

Town Clerk Charlene Barres told Clark it appeared she didn't have all the paperwork for the purchases associated with the pump station.

"Give us a list of what you want," DiVeronica said. "Write it all down and we will answer each one."

"We are going to have to borrow the money eventually," DiVeronica said. "It doesn't have to be paid tomorrow but it will have to be paid."

In other business

Ellen Tornatore sent a letter to the Lenox Town Board requesting a four-way stop be installed at the North Main Street Whitelaw Road intersection. DiVeronica said the town would ask the county Traffic Safety Committee to do a study on the intersection.

The board approved the bonding for water district 11, Lewis Point Pine Ridge roads.

Councilman John Hadyk acquired estimates to build a new highway garage facility from V.I.P. Structures of Syracuse. The proposal to build a 15,000 square foot structure including design and environmental studies was $1.9 million.

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