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REGIONALIZATION STUDY BACKED

All five members of the Metro Six that originally agreed to fund a study on regionalizing the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities have reaffirmed their commitments to the project.

Celoron Mayor Richard Slagle Wednesday said his Village Board unanimously approved the $10,000 funding, despite concerns that the Village of Falconer has chosen not to take part.

"There was some concern about Falconer's desire not to participate," he said. "But I think overall, the affect on the entire village and possible representation on a regional board and potential for equal water rates overrode any other concerns."

The villages of Celoron and Lakewood, the towns of Busti and Ellicott and the City of Jamestown have each agreed to contribute toward the cost of the study.

Slagle Wednesday also announced he will not seek re-election in March. He has served four two-year terms as mayor.

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