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ELMA TOLD FIRM AGREES TO REPAINT TANK WATER SUPERINTENDENT APPRISES BOARD OF COMMITMENT

Water Superintendent Dennis Seibert told the Elma Town Board Wednesday that he has received a verbal commitment from the Valspar Paint Co. to honor its guarantee and repaint the Jamison Road water tank "at no cost to the town."

Seibert said repainting the tank will require it to be taken out of service for up to five days. Seibert told the board in July that the tank's paint, despite a 15-year guarantee, was fading and peeling after four years.

Building Inspector Douglas Jennings requested the board schedule a work session on wetlands regulations so the board can "set a policy we can follow."

Supervisor John DiJoseph said the board preferred to wait until soil experts could be present "so we know exactly what we have to do."

The board did act on another request by Jennings, giving him the authority to prosecute businesses at 3291 Transit Road and 1821 Jamison Road for zoning violations.

The board approved a 20-day extension to allow the engineering firm of Pratt and Huth to provide a corrected site plan for Country Estates, a proposed subdivision on Jamison Road.

DiJoseph noted that the location for a National Fuel right of way needed to be corrected in the plans. Board members agreed that the State Environmental Quality Review process may have to begin again if substantial alterations are made to the plan.

The board scheduled two public hearings for Jan. 16 on extending the drainage district for Tiffany Acres I and II to include part III and on rezoning the new section from Residential C to B.

Councilman Joseph Glownia, who was attending his final board meeting, was presented a certificate of appreciation for his years of service to the town as justice and councilman.

Glownia, after a brief speech, presented his resignation from the board to Town Clerk Jane Collins at the end of the meeting. Glownia was elected in November to a 14-year term as a State Supreme Court justice. He will take the oath of office Dec. 31.

In other business the board:

Approved the installation of three street lights on various curves in the Fernot and Tiffany Lane subdivisions.

Authorized Connie Trzepacz to attend a Farm Appraisal course at Erie Community College Feb. 11 through 15.

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