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Caz Town Board discusses local road work, hydrofracking

— Town Supervisor Ralph Monforte told the public the town’s High Impact Industry Board has been working on a road-use agreement — in order to protect local roadways and traffic patterns, in the chance hydrofracking is approved in New York state.

In other board news:

—An inter-municipal agreement with the village of Cazenovia was unanimously approved, in regards to dog control services. The reach of Dog Warden Chuck Seager will be broadened once he receives additional training from New York state.

—Robert L. Johnson of Racine-Johnson Aquatic Ecologists was authorized to perform an aquatic plant survey of Cazenovia Lake. Traces of blue-green algae were recently discovered in select areas of the lake, and tests of the harmful algal blooms have been sent out for further examination.

—Councilors passed local law authorizing the town board to override the limit of real property taxes that may be levied. Supervisor Monforte said this was simply a precautionary measure as the board approaches time for budgetary work, and does not guarantee the tax levy will be increased.

Pierce Smith is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at 434-8889 ext. 338 or editor@cazenoviarepublican.com.

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