SHERIDAN – The Town of Sheridan continues to show signs of progress. Building Inspector James Crowell reported that there were 14 new building permits issued in June.
Crowell gave his report at the regular meeting of the Town Board on Thursday in the community center. He reported last month that five new businesses had located in the township.
The building inspector said he has been conducting public safety inspections and also has been investigating complaints from residents.
Renovations to the new town facilities at the former St. John Bosco Church on Route 20 are continuing. The main portion of the building will be used as a courthouse.
The offices of the town clerk, assessor and other municipal officials are located in the former rectory on the property.
Designs for the courthouse have been changed to accommodate restrooms and to make it accessible for people with handicaps. Until the new facility is complete, court is still held in the old Town Hall at Route 20 and Center Road.
In other matters:
• The Highway Department report indicated that damage has been done to East Middle Road due to heavy equipment hauling materials for renovations at the Dunkirk Airport. Plans were made to contact the contractor and have repairs done soon. The project is expected to continue through the summer.
• Anthony Porpiglia was reappointed as town assessor for a seven-year term at a salary of $9,800.
• A committee including Town Clerk Julie Szymagala was appointed to work on a program to prevent workplace violence, as required by a recent audit by the state Department of Labor.