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Plan for effluent storage site to be discussed by Wales, Marilla boards

Members of the Wales Town Board plan to attend a meeting with the Marilla Town Board and representatives of Quasar Energy Group at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Marilla Fire Company Recreation Hall, 1940 Two Rod Road, to discuss a proposed storage site for effluents on Eastwood Road.

Supervisor Rickey A. Venditti said that since the entire town of Wales depended on wells for its water supply, references made by some residents in Marilla regarding effluent in the storage area getting out and contaminating the groundwater could affect wells in Wales.

In other business, Venditti said the dog-control contract with the Town of Holland has one question left before the agreement is signed: Will it be a contract with Wales and the dog-control officer in Holland or will it be with Holland? The Holland Town Board will discuss the issue with Wales officials.

Regarding a proposed walking trail around the town park, Councilwoman Jude A. Hartrich said she is working with resident John M. Carlone and Highway Superintendent Michael J. Zywar to obtain bid information and see what other towns are doing.

Councilman Michael S. Simon said that he had talked with some residents and that they are not happy about the $100,000 that was mentioned as a cost of the trail. They said they don’t need to spend that much in a rural community. Councilman Gerald E. Klinck echoed Simon, saying he had heard from some residents who thought the price was too high.

Hartrich said she had talked with many people who are “delighted” with the idea. Venditti said the committee will continue to work on it and get a more solid price on it.

Venditti said he wanted the website for the town “up and running” and would talk with other towns to see what they do and whom they worked with. The town had a website created several years ago, but he said that nothing was done with it since then.

The next meeting of the Town Board will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Court House and Historical Building on Emery Road in South Wales.

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