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Dunkirk supervisor says pump house needs extensive repairs

DUNKIRK – The Stegelske Pump House needs extensive repairs, the Town Board was told Tuesday.

Supervisor Richard A. Purol said that about $20,000 has been invested in the water pumps and transmission system at the pump house, which supplies water to Cott Beverage Co.

Purol told board members that more repairs are needed to the fuel lines at the pump station before an annual inspection can be completed. The costs for the water system repairs are billed to customers in the town’s water district.

Board members agreed to look at the budget for the special district and consider special funding for operation and maintenance for the pump station.

In another matter, a motion to hire a consultant was tabled to prepare a new town Zoning Code book. Board members agreed that the cost for the compilation of the book may be reduced by town employees doing some of the work to update the document. The item will be on the regular July 21 agenda.

Highway Superintendent Anthony J. Pulci reported that paving on Willow Road was completed with the help of other town highway crews. They supplied labor and equipment for the project and donated 200 hours of service to the town to assist. The service hours will be paid back to other townships by lending out town employees to help with projects.

Pulci also gave board members an update on town equipment.

He said the Highway Department helped with a project to install the burn simulation building at the Chautauqua County Firemen’s Training Grounds on Brigham Road.

Purol reported that leaders from communities along Route 60 in Chautauqua County have formed a task force and will seek changes to the highway. He said that three lanes are being requested to expand the road in some areas.

The highway superintendent said the town has specific concerns on Route 60 in the commercial district of the township. Only one meeting of the task force has been held. Future meetings will be scheduled by the county executive.