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Colden officials moved closer to developing a water district in the town after approving an agreement Thursday with the Town of Boston for the construction of a water tank in Boston.

The 750,000-gallon tank near Wohlhueter Road in Boston will provide Colden with water for its $2.25 million water district.

The Colden Town Board agreed to pay $50,000 to build the tank in a joint effort with Boston.

Colden Councilman Gerald Pietraszek outlined several provisions Boston officials required for giving Colden access to the tank.

As part of the agreement, Pietraszek said that Colden would have to agree to help pay for any repairs to the tank or pump station.

The Erie County Water Authority would not be liable for tank maintenance.

Colden also will shoulder the cost of extending a water line from the tank to the Colden town line.

Any Boston residents located along the line will have access to it and pay water charges to Boston, Pietraszek added.

Engineers working on the joint project will meet Monday with representatives of Erie County and the water authority to discuss details of the agreement.

In July 2001, Colden residents voted to establish a water district.

In other matters, the board:

Approved bonds to buy a new excavator for the Highway Department.

In addition to a $7,000 grant received from County Legislator Steven P. McCarville, R-East Aurora, for the purchase, the board agreed to $32,000 in five-year bonds.

Announced that the Memorial Day parade will be held at 8:45 a.m. May 26.

As part of the festivities, a ceremony at Town Hall will feature two speakers.

Announced that registration for the summer recreation program will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 31 in Town Hall.

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