Town to replace Irish Road Bridge, approves water district

— Both tests were “consistent” that there were no “significant impacts” during peak times, Town Supervisor Terri Roney told the board on April 5. The only impact occurred during fireflow operations, so VSM Enterprises must come up with its own fireflow protection, Roney said.

Also at the meeting the board:

—Approved the expenditure of not more than $4,380 for a new lawn mower for the town cemetery superintendent, as well as the sale of the old mower.

—Approved the creation of a new deputy town highway superintendent position, and appointed Allan Wellington to the post. Wellington currently is a highway department foreman. There is no new salary or change of salary for the new position.

—Declared its Laker Limo 2010 10-passenger bus as surplus property and approved a bid opening for its sale. The opening will occur at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17.

—Voted unanimously to join the Town of Ulysses’ amicus brief to the state appellate courts in support of municipal home rule.

—Denied the request of Highway Superintendent Card to spend around $70,000 to purchase a tub grinder for scrap wood at the town transfer station. During discussion on the topic, board members evinced concerns over the grinder’s projected cost of operation, cost of fuel, possible maintenance and other issues. They agreed the cost was too expensive and they wanted more research done on both the benefits and detriments of such a purchase.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at editor@skaneatelespress.com.

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