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Grand Island sewer replacement likely to cost at least $500,000

Work to replace 620 feet of collapsed and deteriorated sanitary sewer on Grand Island is expected to cost at least $500,000 and maybe as much as $1 million.

The Grand Island Town Board referred an engineer’s report about the project to the bond counsel at Monday night’s regular meeting. In August, a portion of an interceptor sewer in the town’s sewage collection system was found to have collapsed in front of 1600 Whitehaven Road. The road was closed briefly while emergency action was taken.

The town plans to hold a public hearing on the matter Oct. 21.

Also Monday night, the board noted that revenue from its contract with its electronics recycler, Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery, is likely to decrease, as the company will no longer pay to accept television sets with cathode ray tubes.

The town earned $5,513.73 during the first six months of the year to recycle more than 64,000 pounds of electronics, but a large portion of that weight consisted of cathode ray sets.

The company will continue to accept the sets for recycling but will no longer pay for them since they are so heavy and there is no market for them.


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