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RIDDING REFUSE TAX ON DEMLER'S LIST OF GOALS

The construction of a town community center and the elimination of the garbage tax are two of the main goals of Supervisor Timothy E. Demler's second term.

Demler, who outlined his 1998 initiatives to a small crowd Wednesday, said he also wants to get a closer look at school spending and apply his business experience.

Although he described his new initiatives as "less airy" than those of his first term, Demler said he intended to be just as successful.

Demler, who will be sworn in today, pointed to the reduction of town property taxes and other accomplishments as a trend.

"I would, of course, like to continue the great strides our administration has made. We've already reduced taxes, fixed drainage, brought in new jobs and growth, regulated topsoil removal and brought open government," Demler said. "Our second term will continue these policies without change."

His first goal for the new year is to "further reduce or eliminate the special district refuse tax" charged to property owners for garbage pick-up.

Demler said he would like to work with the Town Board to phase out the tax, which is about $76 per home. Originally, the cost was a part of the general fund but became a special district tax about five years ago.

Demler said hopes to build a new community center at minimum cost to residents. During the next two years, Demler said he would work with developers to construct a center that could be used by all community groups.

Demler said he also wants to initiate a shared-services program with school districts, Niagara County and town agencies to "stop the waste of tax money."

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