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The Orchard Park Town Board is expected to reduce its 1991 budget by $48,250 next week.

Supervisor Dennis J. Mill said cuts to the $6.9 million budget are needed to help offset "known and tentative state aid reductions." The spending plan was adopted in October.

Mill, who said he expects the town's state aid to be cut by at least $40,000, noted he already has reviewed the proposed cuts with board members and expects them to be approved when the panel stages its organizational meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The proposed cuts include:

Travel and conference expenses -- $4,250.

Police equipment -- $5,000.

Engineering equipment -- $6,500.

Recreational equipment -- $3,500.

Central computer hardware -- $5,000.

Economic development -- $1,000.

Election machine renovations -- $1,500.

Also included is a $9,000 decrease the board planned to use to hire a part-time employee to aid the building inspector. Instead, Mill said, other employees will assist the building inspector.

Another $9,000 will be shaved from money earmarked for an assistant engineer's salary. Mill said, although the assistant engineer's yearly salary will remain at $35,000, the board will hold off filling the post until probably April, saving three months of wages.

Besides the budget cuts, the board will be asked to delay the purchase of a $72,500 street sweeper for the Highway Department.

The board also will be asked to approve a 20 percent increase in recreational fees, freeze all full-time hiring, limit overtime and delay the replacement of any employee who quits.

"By April 1, I should have some idea of how much impact (the state aid reductions) will have on the 1991 budget," Mill said.

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