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The Wales Town Board Thursday approved a contract with the county to plow county roads for $1,300 a lane mile.

Councilwoman Mary Weinman pointed out that the new contract for the first time lists the town as an insured party under on the county's self-insurance plan.

In the past the town alone was liable for any accidents while plowing a county road.

Mrs. Weinman told the board 26 persons representing every neighborhood in the town attended a Dec. 5 meeting to form a Neighborhood Watch Program to stop a rash of break-ins.

Residents are being asked asked to call 911 if they see any suspicious vehicles or persons and to jot down the license number.

The board directed Building Inspector George Reitmeier to check with neighboring towns about fees charged for farm building permits.

Town officials said permits have been given farmers in the last few years at no cost.

Councilman Edward Bogucki said the town could use the additional revenue.

Reitmeier also recommended the board consider charging a fee for temporary certificates of occupancy because of the additional inspections necessary.

The certificates currently are issued for up to 120 days to allow new homeowners to move in and complete interior work themselves.

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