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Newstead officials are planning to do extra survey work in proposed Water District 5 that will serve a large portion of town.

Supervisor Donald C. Holmes Tuesday said town officials may study some extensions right away. "We want to be prepared in case we have extra money left over when the
project is completed," he said. "That district includes both areas where we're going to build pipe and where we're not."

The Town Board this week authorized 5,000 feet of additional survey work in the district that would service the southeast and center portions of town from the Alden town line to Route 5, South Newstead Road to the Genesee County line, Buell Street, Cummings Road and Clarence
Center Road to Barnum Road.

The projected maximum cost of installing the water system is $3,150,000, according to Wendel Engineering. The new district, officials noted, will improve public health and safety and firefighting capabilities by improving the water supply. The state Bureau of Audit and Control has to give final approval to district plans, officials said. After state approval, the board can then prepare specifications for bids.

On another matter, the board approved a proposal by the town's engineering firm to prepare a map and plan of some drainage areas, which would help officials become more organized, Holmes said.

The board also approved temporary special permits for Country Day-Care Center on Rapids Road, Radler to Reading Day-Care on Bloomingdale Avenue and Triple G Small Engine Repair on Buckwheat Road; accepted, with regret, the resignation of Martha Short from the library board and announced a dry hydrant installed on the west side of Route 93 before Tonawanda Creek Road is in service.

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