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PLOWING OFFER HIKED TO $1,300 BY LEGISLATORS

Towns and villages that plow Erie County highways would receive $1,300 per lane mile for their efforts if the County Legislature gets its way.

Lawmakers upped the ante in the plowing compensation game early this morning by including enough money in the 1991 county budget to give the local plow crews $125 more per lane mile than County Executive Gorski was offering.

The latest reimbursement offer also eclipses the $1,250 per lane mile included in the Budget Committee's budget amendments unveiled last week.

"It's a fairer number," said Majority Leader Leonard R. Lenihan.

It's not known how the localities will react to the compensation offer. They had drawn the line at $1,500 per lane mile as minimum reimbursement for their highway work.

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