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BIDDING AUTHORIZED FOR TESTS OF WELLS AT LANDFILL

The Marilla Town Board on Thursday authorized town engineers Nussbaumer & Clarke to advertise for three bids for testing of wells at the town-owned landfill on Eastwood Road, which was closed in the late 1980s by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

The lab that the town has used for years to do the testing at the site is no longer in business. About 15 wells in and around the landfill need to be tested for leakage twice a year.

In other action, the board:

Approved spending $2,000 to put in a new gas line at the highway garage. The line also heats the dog kennel. National Fuel Gas will do the installation. Because of construction around town, Town Supervisor John Foss explained that there was a drain on the gas lines and that the gas line at the garage froze a few times. He said the only solution is to have a new line installed.

Authorized Foss to sign a PACE, or preserve agricultural conservation easement, with Charles Woodard for 16 acres on Coleman Road. Woodard is one of five landowners with whom the board has reached agreement on easements.

Approved an insurance contract with Austin, Haride & Wise for $27,858, an increase of $1,787. Foss pointed out that the fees have not gone up for several years.

Designated CBL Snyder as contractor for the addition to the Community Center to house Historical Society artifacts. It is expected to be completed this summer.

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