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The state is looking into the issue of signs to show the two speed limits for a section of Bennett State Road that is split between two municipalities, the Village of Silver Creek and the Town of Hanover.

On the Silver Creek side of the road, the speed limit is 30 miles per hour, while on the Hanover side, no speed limit is posted, but the speed would be 40 miles per hour, Councilman Harry VanCuren said during Monday's Town Board meeting.

"It was just always assumed it was 30 mph," he said referring to a bend in the road near the top section of Burgess Street.

Chautauqua County brought the discrepancy to the attention of town officials, who have referred the matter to the state.

The state will conduct the study and make a recommendation, said Supervisor Donald Dalrymple.

Acting Monday, the board set public hearings for the fire protection contract with Silver Creek and the preliminary budget.

The 1997-98 budget will be unveiled Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall.

The proposed three-year fire protection agreement between the town and the village will be revealed Nov. 12 at 7:35 p.m. in Town Hall.

Silver Creek is part of Fire District No. 2, which covers approximately two-thirds of the town and four other fire districts -- Hanover Center, Forestville, Sunset Bay and Irving.

Silver Creek's agreement is the only one that expires this year.

Audicom Inc. was hired by the board to review town telephone bills for errors.

Councilman Richard Slawson said the company will analyze the rates and how they are being applied to the town's plan.

Audicom and the town will split 5 0/5 0 any refund for overpayment.

If no mistakes are found, the town will owe Audicom nothing.

A neighboring town received a refund of about $20,000, Slawson said.

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