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VILLAGE BOARD MULLS BACKUP WATER SYSTEM

Akron officials are considering the feasibility of having a backup source to the Akron water system on an emergency basis.

Former Village Attorney Thomas I. McElvein Monday night summarized for the Village Board an executive report on the Monroe County Water Authority proposal to supply the village with water.

He indicated certain rules and provisions apply in the proposed 10-year contract, which will be discussed further with village engineers and former Public Works Superintendent Daniel Huff. The board is expected to resume discussing the matter during its Dec. 2 meeting.

The board also discussed a capital improvement plan prepared by the Sear Brown Group of Rochester that includes a distribution system in areas that don't have water.

Mayor Michael F. Charles explained several areas are included in the improvement plan from Scotland Road to the village line, Clarence Center Road and Skyline Drive.

"We don't have a time line," he said. "But the village has applied for federal community development block grant funds that would help pay for the project."

The board also discussed with Code Enforcement Officer Donnal D. Folger the village codes on building and neglected properties in response to a Main Street business owner's concerns over safety hazards at a neighboring property.

"The building needs some major extensive overhaul," Folger said. "This has been going on for years. I issued the property owner a violation notice under the building code, but nothing has been done yet. It takes time."

"If there's safety hazard, we should speed up the procedures," said Trustee Charles P. Yaeger. "We've got to take a tougher attitude."

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