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LEGISLATURE APPROVES $2.6 MILLION IN BONDS

The Allegany County Legislature authorized $2.635 million in bonds Monday to fund several projects.

They include $1.8 million for bridge reconstruction, the purchase of a hydraulic crane for $500,000 and a front-end loader for $110,000 for the Public Works Department, and installation of a backup generator at the courthouse for $125,000.

The Legislature amended the original bonding resolution to include the front-end loader but refused to add a roll-off truck or two 10-wheel dump trucks.

Public Works Chairman Edmund C. Burdick offered the roll-off and dump truck amendments, but received no second for the roll-off truck, while the amendment to buy the dump trucks was defeated 10 to 5.

Burdick and Legislator Curtis Corkey, R-Almond, then voted against the resolution itself, which passed 13 to 2.

Also Monday, the Legislature authorized spending $28,114 toward the $570,741 estimated cost of a bridge replacement on Vandermark Road between Scio and Alfred.

Public Works Superintendent Richard Young said federal money will pay for 80 percent of the project, the state for 15 percent and the county for 5 percent.

The Legislature also rescheduled its Sept. 14 meeting for 3 p.m. Sept. 10, so that members could attend the New York Association of Counties annual meeting in Albany.

In other action, the Legislature:

Formally supported the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board's application to the Appalachian Regional Commission for funding for a geographic information system.

Created an additional secretary's position in the office of District Attorney Terry Parker.

Bought 3.62 acres of land for $10,680 from Edward Wilmot in the Town of Hume for storage use by the DPW.

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