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The Lewiston Town Board voted 5 to 0 Thursday to hire Wendel engineers of Lockport at a cost of $2,550 to come up with alternatives for road reconstruction and a pedestrian path along Lower River Road.

Councilman D. James Langlois said that because of confusion over property lines dating to the 1950s, Wendel will examine alternate routes for a pedestrian path from Chicora Road to Harper and Kenwood drives along Lower River Road.

In another matter, the board OK'd a settlement with the Sisters of St. Francis at Stella Niagara to restore to its natural state what has become a pedestrian path along its property at 4421 Lower River Road. The board's approval is pending the go-ahead from Town Attorney Timothy Toohey, who was not present at the meeting.

The order granted the town a permanent easement along the property in June 1990 so town crews could maintain and repair the sewer and water lines. However, the town built a roadway over the easement without permission. Last November, the board agreed to remove the roadway.

The agreement also stipulates that the town complete the work between Sept. 14 and Oct. 15.

Town Board members also met in a closed session to discuss how to select a successor to Town Clerk Lily C. Taddeo, who is retiring.

Supervisor Richard M. Demus said Mrs. Taddeo's retirement is effective Sept. 15.

Mrs. Taddeo served as the appointed clerk in 1987 and began her career as a deputy clerk in 1984. Since 1988, she has been elected to three four-year terms.

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