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Collins Fire Company pleads not guilty to misuse of transfer station

COLLINS — Representing the Collins Fire Company, Tom Flynn approached the Collins Town Board, during its May 6 meeting, to correct what he called “rumors” that accused the fire company of misusing its transfer station, among other claims.

Town Supervisor David Tessmer said that, when he heard accusations of misuse, on the part of the fire company, he attended a Collins Fire Company meeting and was “satisfied that the allegations were not true, at all.”

In other board matters:

– The town is seeking a buyer, for bleachers and an inoperable gas heater.

– Town Clerk Becky Jo Summers said that her office’s April transactions amounted to $5,170, of which the town’s portion was $4,905.

– Code Enforcement Officer Gene Degman reported that nine building permits were issued in April, at a total value of $36,153.

– Erie County Legislator John Mills will host a hot dog roast in the Collins Library parking lot on June 8 at 11 a.m. All proceeds will go to the library.

– The library festival will be held on June 29.

– The board agreed to purchase the required steel grating for the highway barn drains from Klein Steel Service, for $4,048, and to transfer that amount from the contingency budget to the highway repair line, to cover the purchase.

– An agreement to open bids for the replacement of windows at the L.K. Painter Center was changed from May 10 to May 20 at 2 p.m.

– Bids received for the purchase of an emergency generator for the Painter Center exceeded the town procurement policy limit for public works projects, without formal advertisement and sealed bids. These bids were rejected and new bids will be opened on May 20 at noon, in the town clerk’s office.

– The board authorized the town to advertise for a part-time laborer, to work with the water department.

– The week of May 5 – 11 was recognized as being municipal clerks’ week. The board extended its appreciation to Summers.

– Peggy Tessmer was appointed as court clerk, at an annual salary of $8,250, effective April 25, with salary prorated for the period of April 25 – Dec. 31 of this year.

– A public hearing, to schedule the date for the meeting of the board of assessment review, will be held on May 20 at 7:30 p.m.

The next regular meeting of the Collins Town Board will be held on Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at 14093 Mill St. in Collins.

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2013-05-22 | 18:05:36