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Bids due Wednesday for radio system

The Elma Town Board on Wednesday night approved opening bids at 4 p.m. next Wednesday for a new radio system to replace its current 35-year-old model.

Supervisor Michael Nolan said the system will be purchased with leftover funds from a storm grant. He said the system, which will cost the town a few thousand dollars, is a great upgrade from the current system.

In another matter, resident John Warchocki said the town's solution to trucks parking alongside New Bullis Road -- a no-standing sign -- has been partially successful. The trucks, he noted, "now park on the other side of the road."

The board also:

*Awarded business-use permits to John's Auto Repair, 5761 Seneca St., and American Technology LLC, 7620 Seneca St.

*Learned from Water Department Superintendent Gene Stevenson of a water line break at 2161 Transit Road on Feb. 12, resulting in the temporary closing of Transit Road.

*Contributed $2,000 to Post 5861, Veterans of Foreign Wars, for 2009, in recognition of the organization's community services.

*Recognized Niall Olson and Daniel Ulrich for completing community projects that earned them Eagle Scout designation.

Niall built a wooden storage system to accommodate backpacks and coats for the children in the Elma Boys and Girls Club on Girdle Road.

Daniel cleaned out a storage room, inventoried the contents and raised money to replace needed items at St. Mathias Church in East Aurora.

Both are sophomores at Iroquois High School.

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