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Sardinia Town Board discusses highway business

OFFICIAL BUSINESS — Pictured are Sardinia Town Supervisor Mary Hannon (left) and Town Attorney Linda Joseph.
SARDINIA — During the Sardinia Town Board meeting held Feb. 14, many local issues were discussed, including the approval of an agreement to spend town highway funds.

The board reviewed the agreement, which was proposed by Highway Superintendent Donald Hopkins, and discussed the repair of the damaged highway barn roof.

Hopkins said that he had spoken with an engineer who addressed the board with a proposal for a reconstruction process.

Michael Metzger of Metzger Civil Engineering expressed his interest in helping with the situation. “I’ve been a civil engineer for over 30 years, including being the town of Alden’s engineer for the last 15 years,” he said. “I’ve replaced highway garage roofs, community center roofs and many other structures, in my past work. I’d like to have an opportunity to work with the town, on this process.”

The board agreed to accept Metzger’s proposal.

In other matters:
– The board also discussed security and disaster preparedness. According to the board, many questions have recently been brought up, in regard to recent poor weather. If school or after-school activities are canceled on a Friday, the board said that there will be no Friday night recreation at the town hall.

The town hall will now post its closings on the Channel 4 weather line, if poor weather disrupts officials from making it to town.

– The board will begin interviews for summer recreation, during the first week of March. “We’ll need to start looking for summer applicants and, since Easter is early this year, that means a lot of the college kids will be home from school then,” said Councilwoman Cheryl Earl.

– The board approved the Girl Scouts of Western New York Enchanted Mountains Northeast request to utilize the town hall on March 10 and 17 for a mother/daughter event.

– A resolution to oppose the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 was approved. The resolution stated that the town of Sardinia is asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the legislative leaders to suspend that gun control law.

– The board approved the fire department’s request to use the town park for an annual carnival. The Memorial Volunteer Fire Company of Chaffee-Sardinia may utilize the town park, park bathrooms and the existing temporary bathroom facilities, for the annual fireman’s carnival, scheduled from June 24 – July 3.

The Sardinia Town Board will meet next on Thursday, March 14.

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