SHERIDAN – Five people have been charged with illegally dumping trash on the roadsides in the Town of Sheridan – and town crews are on the watch for any more illegal activity.
Highway Superintendent Jeff Feinen said highway crews are watching out for the activity and working closely with state Department of Environmental Conservation police officers to ticket offenders.
Feinen gave the report Thursday to the Town Board at a meeting in the community center. He said all the violators will face local and state environmental charges. He added that the offenders are from outside the Town of Sheridan.
“We are going to aggressively pursue this illegal activity, which causes an eyesore and a hazard on our town roadways,” he said.
In other matters, the board was told new signs need to be installed at the new court building, which has opened in the former St. John Bosco Catholic Church. Supervisor Louis Delmonte said there have been complaints about the glass-block cross design and so signs will be ordered to cover up the religious symbol.
Board members heard from Chautauqua County Legislator Terry Niebel, R-Sheridan, who announced that a Sheridan Day festival will be held from noon to 5 p.m. July 12 at Sheridan Methodist Church. He said the festival is sponsored by the Sheridan Historical Society.
A report from Code Enforcement Officer James Crowell noted that 12 new building permits were issued in June. He also said that there have been several new construction inspections.
The town’s summer recreation program for children in kindergarten through age 12 will begin June 30 and continue through Aug. 8. Registration forms for the program can be obtained at the clerk’s office.
The board agreed to allow the Silver Creek Senior Citizens Center to submit a grant application for $200,000. The senior group is seeking state funds to help with costs of a new roof, windows, a new floor and parking lot repairs at its Route 5 facility in Sheridan. A public hearing on the grant application will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday in the senior center.