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Board seeking bids to repair King Road

SILVER CREEK -- The Hanover Town Board on Monday authorized Highway Superintendent Steve D'Angelo to advertise for bids for temporary repair of King Road.

The bids will be returned Oct. 9 at 10 a.m.

About 650 feet of King Road near the former reservoir were damaged when heavy rains washed out the pavement during the Aug. 9 storm. The road is impassable.

D'Angelo said the bids will be for a single lane temporary road so that emergency vehicles can more easily access homes on the roadway.

Board members also authorized that an invoice of $91,369 be paid to St. George Paving for repairs to culverts on King Road, Overheiser Road, Hopper Road and County Line Road.

D'Angelo said the work is just part of about $1 million in damages that were the result of the heavy rains.

In other matters, Town Supervisor Kathy Tampio said the board will start work on the town budget for 2010. She said the board will be faced with increased insurance costs and losses due to the storm damage but that it will still attempt to keep tax increases at a minimum.

It was agreed that the Oct. 12 meeting would be changed to Oct. 13 due to the Columbus Day holiday.

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Town Board holds meeting to open bids for new truck

FARMERSVILLE -- The Town Board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday to open bids for a new truck.

The board is considering issuing $178,000 in bonds over 10 years to pay for the vehicle and an equipment package. More than $100,000 of that money could be funded through the state's Consolidated Highway Improvement Program aid and could reduce the bond balance.

Discussion is also expected on Noble Environmental's requested renewal of two meteorological test towers for a possible wind farm project.

The board will meet in Town Hall, 8963 Lake Ave., east of Harwood Lake.

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Agency announces schedule for benefits discussions

OLEAN -- John B. Sampson, director of the Cattaraugus County Veterans Service Agency and an American Legion representative, has announced his October schedule for meetings around the county with veterans and their families to discuss benefits, the Veterans Affairs health care system and other concerns.

Sampson will be on hand from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Gowanda American Legion Post and from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 7 in the Randolph American Legion Post.

He also will be available from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Franklinville town clerk's office in Town Hall.

With the exception of the third Thursday each month, veterans also may meet with Sampson from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays in the county's Little Valley office building in the County Center at 303 Court St.

Sampson's Olean-based office hours are 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1 Leo Moss Drive.

Veterans should call 701-3298 to confirm Sampson's availability.

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