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Newstead to expand water service

Parts of Newstead served by private water wells would hook in to public water under resolutions passed Monday by the Town Board.

Improvements include installing about 22,600 linear feet of 8-inch diameter PVC water line and appurtenances to connect with existing dead-end water lines to provide public water through the Erie County Water Authority to Burdick, Kelkenberg, Koepsel, Maple, Nice and Tonawanda Creek roads.

The decisions relate to consolidated Water District 1, including bonding about $1.75 million for increasing and improving its facilities. Residences in those areas have private wells.

The improvements, which will include additional hydrants, also will improve fire protection. Wendel Duchscherer, town engineers, has done the design work and cost estimates for the project.

In other business, the board:

*Approved a $31,000 contract with Apex Consulting for engineering work on the Murder Creek Bank Stabilization Project.

*Approved an amended site plan for the expansion of the Akron Animal Hospital, 12638 Main Road. The project has been reduced in scope by eliminating a rear drainage pond, basement and 22 parking spots due to budget constraints. The Planning Board recommended approval of the revised plan.

*Authorized executing an agreement under state Highway Law to spend $110,000 the town is scheduled to receive this year from the state for repair and/or replacement of culverts, signs and chipping, sealing and improving town roads. Also authorized is $5,000 for repairing Pohl Road.

*Agreed to pay the Town of Clarence $3,624 for building inspector services it provided under a contract with the town to cover a period when Newstead was without its own code enforcement officer.

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