The Pomfret Town Board this week approved a $22,003 contract with the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department for enhanced patrols in the more populated parts of the town outside the Village of Fredonia.
One patrol was to be on duty today into New Year's Day. From Jan. 8 through April and then in both November and December, deputies will patrol on Saturday nights. Patrols will be on duty on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May through October.
"We have had positive feedback from town residents about the patrols," said Councilwoman Roberta Valentine, who is coordinating the effort for the town.
The board approved sewer service for the Country Fair convenience store under construction on the northeast corner of Routes 20 and 60. The utility services will be provided by the Village of Fredonia at three times the village rate.
The developer, Country Fair Inc., and the property owner, Sandy Rotunda, sent a letter requesting a connection to the existing eight-inch sanitary sewer line. The area is part of a sewer district, but the new service must be approved by the village.
For water service, a new water district, Pomfret No. 4, will need to be established. A public hearing on the district will be held at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 19. The service will come from a two-inch line under Route 60.
The board started by declaring itself lead agency for the environmental review. No public borrowing will be needed.
Negotiations are under way with the village for water service until the district can be formed, according to the contractor.
In another matter, the Town Board established a reserve account for a revaluation and put $20,000 into it. The town's last revaluation was done in 1972 as part of a county effort.