Supervisor Paul J. Garvin told the Evans Town Board Wednesday that the town must sacrifice and find ways to cut back to offset the cuts in aid from the federal, state and county governments.
"I have met with all department heads and asked them to find ways to improve service and ways to cut costs," Garvin said.
He said he hopes that despite the cuts in outside aid the town will be able to move on to construction of a new town hall and police station, which he said are necessities, not luxuries.
He said he intends to reduce spending drastically now and to make further cuts in the 1991 and 1992 budgets.
The board voted 4-1 to cut the fifth police dispatcher position that was created Nov. 7 and is vacant.
Garvin said he "met with the chief of police and he agreed the Police Department could operate with four full-time dispatchers and part-time dispatchers."
Councilwoman Honor M. Schlenker, who voted against abolishing the post, again attacked the $3,000-a-year increase in the councilmen's salaries saying, "If things are so tight, we could save $12,000 by not taking the increase."
Garvin said, "There are provisions in the law for a councilman not to accept a raise and if you do not want it, the proper forms will be provided to you at the proper time."
The board also abolished Paula Smith's full-time position of recreation director, replacing it with a part-time post and naming her to the $7.50-an-hour job.
In another matter, the board created a committee of three comprised of Town Clerk Carol Franey, Police Chief Robert N. Ferguson, and Councilman Joseph Catalano to study ways to enforce local licensing laws for businesses that provide refreshments, amusement and live bands.