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Pact with Sheriff's Office detailed

Town officials on Monday revealed details of the contract with the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office during the regular Town Board meeting.

The board approved three years of a special contract for police services. The price of the 2011 contract is $307,051. The next two years are $314,302 and $320,860, respectively.

The amount does not include additional patrols during the summer months that have not yet been considered by the board.

Police coverage in the township was the focus of debates in 2010 as the town started conversations with the Village of Silver Creek for possible law enforcement coverage.

After public meetings, the town was decided to retain services with the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. The dollar amount of the contract was revealed for the first time at Monday's meeting.

Sheriff's cars have maintained coverage in the township during the price negotiations. Town Supervisor Kathy Tampio said the services are paid for by town residents who live outside the Village of Silver Creek.

Further enhanced services for extra patrols in the Sunset Bay area during the summer months are expected to be on the town's agenda in the near future.

In other matters:

*The board took no action on a request from Highway Superintendent Steve D'Angelo to purchase solar-powered caution lights for Hanover and Angell Roads.

The speed limit on the road was was recently reduced to 45 mph. D'Angelo suggested a $3,700 expenditure for the safety devices.

*D'Angelo received approval to post several town roadways for reduced weight limit. The signs on the roadways will not allow vehicles over 6,000 pounds during the spring season while the ground is softer. The limits will be posted until around May 1.

*Town Historian Vincent Martonis received approval to expend $320 for planning the town's bicentennial in 2012.

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