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GRAND ISLAND TO PUSH FOR $1,500 PLOWING FIGURE

Grand Island residents would be in jeopardy of being isolated if county roads were to go unplowed this winter, the Grand Island Town Board said Monday after voting to request the town be reimbursed "at least $1,500" a lane mile for doing the work.

The board approved Councilwoman Marion P. Fabiano's resolution that said, "There are over 66 lane miles of county highway in the town and the average cost to the local government in 1989 for serving the county was over $2,340 per mile."

"The rate of reimbursement offered by the county executive ($1,175) is both inadequate and not likely to achieve parity during the period of the proposed contract," Mrs. Fabiano said.

Noting that the town highway garage is on a county road, Highway Superintendent Norman Mrkall said, "We can't even plow town roads without first driving on county
property.

The board rescheduled to Dec. 18 a referendum on a plan to provide yearly incentive awards for eligible firefighters. The vote had been set for next Tuesday.

The board, in other action, set public hearings for Dec. 17 to consider the 1991 contract with the Grand Island Fire Company for emergency aid and fire protection, review the special district assessment roll and for approving a special use permit to allow keeping horses at 3348 Staley Road.

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