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Town's water rates to go up 4 percent

Water rates in the Town of Hanover will increase Feb. 1 because of a 4 percent increase passed on to the town by the Erie County Water Authority.

Acting at the regular meeting Monday, the Town Board authorized the increase, with a rate of $3.45 for customers within the district and $3.65 for those outside of the district.

Both rates are per 1,000 gallons used.

The town will review shared services with the Village of Silver Creek and has received a $48,600 grant to do so.

Supervisor Kathy Tampio said the two municipalities will look at combining their wastewater treatment facilities.

Tampio said the grant award was announced by the Department of State.

Town Water and Sewer Superintendent Harold Anger will receive a $3,000 salary as an administrative assistant and will help the Town Board with special projects, Tampio said.

Those projects include the review of a new phone system and new fire alarm system and a plan to dispose of or recycle outdated town equipment.

The Town Board unanimously approved the salary, which will be paid quarterly.

Also Monday, board members heard from Chautauqua County Legislator Robert Duff, who expressed concerns about parking on Bennett State Road in the Forestville area.

Tampio said she had just heard about the matter from the State Police and that the Town Board will review the issue.

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