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ACTION DELAYED ON CRAG BURN SEWERS

The Elma Town Board has tabled action on the Crag Burn Sewer District until Oct. 20 at the request of the Crag Burn subdivision and golf course representatives to enable them to change the wording of a petition that will ensure TVGA Engineering will continue work on the project.

Attorneys for Crag Burn Home Owners Association, the estate of Jeremy Jacobs and the Crag Burn Golf Club told the board that the three entities would pay all costs related to the engineers' scoping and map plan, which is the first step before the Town Board can determine whether it wants to take over renovating and operating the sewer district.

The Crag Burn group asked the board to consider creating a sewer district after sewer problems beyond its scope developed last year. If the town determines it wants to create a sewer district for the subdivision and golf course, renovation costs would be paid for through a bond issue with the three entities involved bearing all costs, including maintenance of the district.

In addition, Supervisor Audrey Murdoch said the town needs to have consent forms from the 46 property owners in Crag Burn before the Town Board can proceed.

In other business, the board:

Set a public hearing for 8 p.m. Nov. 17 to hear a request from James Brooks to rezone four parcels on Conley Road from residential C to industrial with one strip to be rezoned commercial as a buffer.

Appointed Paul Clark to a part-time position at the sewage treatment plant for $8 an hour. Clark will serve as a backup person.

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