Representatives of Perry's Ice Cream Co. addressed the long-standing problem of odors in the Town of Newstead and the Village of Akron at this week's Town board work session. The company is continuing to remove waste solids from the system and has made exceptional progress in reducing volume in the first and second pretreatment lagoons.
Councilman Gerald F. Summe said he is still getting complaints from many residents in the Cedar Street neighborhood and feels Perry's should continue to provide a monthly update through spring to "make sure we're heading in the right direction."
In another matter, the board received a letter from the Erie County Water Authority's Board of Commissioners who authorized a $325,000 investment in proposed Water District 5.
Authority Executive Director Robert A. Mendez, in a letter to Supervisor Donald C. Holmes, noted that the investment "will be subject to negotiation of an agreement for supply and sale of water" between the town and authority.
The proposed $3.1 million water district, which has been under discussion for more than two years, would be located in the town's Agricultural District from the Alden town line to Route 5; South Newstead Road to the Genesee County line; Buell Street; Cummings Road; and Clarence Center Road.