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Batavia Town Board backs Elba for lead role in work on waterlines

BATAVIA – The Town Board has no problem with the Village of Elba acting as the lead agency for the village’s water system improvement project.

“As required by law, they have to notify surrounding communities that they wish to take on lead agency status,” Supervisor Gregory H. Post said after Wednesday’s meeting.

“We are fine with them doing the SEQR (state environmental quality review) in their own village.”

Elba officials are working with design firm Clark Patterson Lee, of Rochester, on preliminary planning for enhancements to the village’s existing municipal water-distribution system.

The proposed project includes replacement of water mains in the village, connection to the Genesee County water supply along Route 98 and elimination of the municipal well along Chapel Street.

Elba Mayor Scott Schuler could not be reached to comment about details of the plan.

In other business, the Batavia Town Board:

• Renewed an agreement with Arcadis of New York, which is headquartered in Fairport, to provide annual operation and maintenance engineering services at the town landfill site near Galloway and Kelsey roads at a cost of $16,982.

Seventy-five percent of the cost will be paid by the City of Batavia, and the other 25 percent will be covered by the town.

The work involves project coordination and reporting along with groundwater sampling and monitoring.

• Authorized the purchase of four computers – three for the Building Department and one for the Assessment Department – at a cost of $4,582.