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The Grand Island Town Board Monday took final steps toward putting a curbside recycling program into effect after the first of the year.

Councilwoman Marion P. Fabiano, who is heading the project, said residents may pick up yellow plastic containers for recycling from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the town garage.

She said recyclable materials will be picked up each week along with refuse on regular collection days.

For the last two years, residents have been able to drop off sorted paper, plastic and metal in bins at the town garage on Whitehaven Road.

"High participation by residents at our voluntary site for collection has demonstrated that islanders are committed to the recycling effort as an effective way to manage solid waste," Mrs. Fabiano said.

In other matters, the board, following a recommendation of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, voted to mandate that town advisory boards reorganize every two years and elect a new chairman. The board also agreed that chairmen in office more than two years, beginning after the 1991 election, should not succeed themselves and that members who miss four consecutive unexcused meetings be replaced.

The board also:

Agreed to plow county roads in the town for $1,300 per lane mile.

Approved a $462,000 contract with the Grand Island Fire Company for 1991 fire protection and 911 service.

Agreed to continue medical insurance coverage for town employees called to active duty during Operation Desert Shield.

Set a Jan. 3 bid opening on a $750,000 water-plant improvement project.

Approved a $570,000 bond issue to finance reconstruction of part of Stony Point Road.

Approved an update Code of Ethics for town officials and employees.

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