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A $2.50 local fee would be added to the state dog licensing fee under legislation introduced at the Town of Pomfret Board meeting Wednesday night.

A public hearing is scheduled for 6:50 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Town Board meeting, which will be held at the Lily Dale Lyceum.

If approved, the fee is expected to affect licenses sold or renewed after Jan. 1.

The board decided to charge the fee to pay for the local processing of the licenses.

In other business, the board unanimously approved an extension of the Route 60 sewer district to include land east of Route 60 and south of Route 20.

The district would allow properties that have private facilities, such as holding tanks or septic systems, to tie into a municipal wastewater system.

The cost will be $95,160, with a federal Appalachian Regional Commission grant covering half, according to Supervisor Edward Woloszyn.

The hook-up fees will be $750 for a developed lot and $300 for an undeveloped lot. The user rates are set by a contract between the district and the Village of Fredonia. The rate charged commercial users outside the village is three times the rate charged users inside the village.

In financial matters, Woloszyn will present the proposed 2000 town budget to the board at a special meeting at 5 p.m. Oct. 4.

James Gugino of the Barker Library board of directors came to the meeting to discuss the town's support of the library.

"We appreciate the cooperation with the Town of Pomfret," he said. "We also appreciate being able to use the town's grant writer."

He presented the library's proposed 2000 budget to the board. The $247,759 budget has a 3.5 percent increase. The town contributed $51,000 in 1999. The library is also supported by the Village of Fredonia.

The library has a capital project of $62,000 to $63,000 to put the card catalog on computer. Gugino said the actual card catalog will be still be available, however.

Councilman David Kleparek will lead a nature walk on the state lands in the Town of Arkwright on Sept. 18. Participants are to meet at the Fredonia High School parking lot at 10:45 a.m. A two-hour walk is planned.

Finally, Kleparek announced that the annual Halloween parade will be held at 1 p.m. Oct 30 in the Village of Fredonia and at 4 p.m. in Laona. Trick-or-treating will be allowed between 2 and 8:30 p.m. on that day. Halloween falls on a Sunday, but the festivities will be held on Saturday, the Fredonia-Pomfret Recreation Commission decided, according to Kleparek.

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