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Beach cleanup in Town of Hanover to take longer than usual

SILVER CREEK – Beach cleanup is expected to take longer than usual in Sunset Bay as the efforts to prepare the town beach for summer recreation were hampered after excess sand in the area had to be hauled away.

Hanover Town Board members heard the report on the efforts at the regular meeting on Monday in the Town Hall.

Excess sand that blew on the roadways in Sunset Bay will not be spread out on the town’s beach this year. In years past, the sand was pushed onto the town beach in Sunset Bay.

Hanover Highway Supervisor Steve D’Angelo said that he got a complaint that the sand, which was on the pavement, may be contaminated with road salt and other materials.

“It would be easier for us if we could put all that sand out on the beach, but seeing as we have been put on verbal notice, I guess we can’t,” D’Angelo said. He said the calls about the condition of the sand came from a resident. D’Angelo said he made the decision to load the sand and pile it at the town’s property on Hanover Road.

Raking and cleaning the beach is expected to take at least another week.

Also at the meeting:

• Questions about establishing a water district for two residents on Creek Road, near Forestville, were unresolved. Town Attorney Jeffrey Passafaro said that a petition for the two residents has not been received, and he said that is how the board has acted on district requests in the past.

Town Supervisor Todd Johnson said that a map, plan and report on costs related to providing water from the Village of Forestville’s supply to the two homes was given to his office on Monday. The two residences on Creek Road were connected to the village supply before it was changed over last August.

Krista Miller, one of the two residents, attended the meeting and said she has been “bounced back and forth” between the village and Town Board to try and get a public water connection. “It’s been seven months now,” said Miller.

A public hearing is required to form a water district. The town board has to authorize the organization of the district and approve of the benefits and costs for residents in the township.

“Our attorney will be in contact with the village attorney and get this cleaned up,” said Johnson.

• Silver Creek School Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanich presented information about the 2015-16 school budget. He invited residents of the district to attend a public hearing on the budget at the regular meeting to be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the school.

• Bids for several materials, including binder, stone and base materials for road repair were approved.