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Where we live: Southern Erie County

Southern Erie County

Elma Water Superintendent Eugene Stevenson gave the annual water quality report to the Board at last week’s meeting.

Stevenson said his department installed 325 new automated meter reading meters in 2012 and the total for the town now is 1,119. Stevenson said if any current water customers are tired of going down to the basement to read their own meters, they can have it replaced with one of the new automated ones. The Department will deduct the original meter deposit and customers will have to pay the difference of $180. Customers can call the Water Department if they want a new automatic reading meter.

All 4600 customers will be notified of the report by postcard and it will be posted on the town’s web site with a link to the Water Dept.

Stevenson reported that Elma’s Water Dept. purchased 647,391,000 gallons of water and sold 632,318,000 gallons to customers. The Department had an unaccountable loss of 2.33% which was substantially lower than the usual 4 to 5%.

Also at the meeting, Code Enforcement Officer Joseph Colern’s March report included 17 permits issued, fees collected of $7,454 on an estimated construction value of $1,191,185.00. This included 3 new homes and 1 patio home.

Also this week:

• The Elma Historical Society will meet Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, 3007 Bowen Rd. A program by Paul Pietrak on the early history of the railroads in Western New York is open to the public.

• The Elma Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall, 1600 Bowen Rd.

• The Elma Town Board will meet in a work session Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall.

• The Marilla Town Board will meet in a work session Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall, 1740 Two Rod Rd. On the agenda will be a discussion on re-doing a code on the rezoning clause to allow for extensions if necessary. Town Attorney Joel Kurtzhalts will be present.

• The Marilla Board will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Court Room. On the agenda will be the peddlers permit, and a public hearing to revise the Constable Law to meet state standards.

• The Wales Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 in the Community Center, 12345 Big Tree Rd. The new farm code will be reviewed and a public hearing scheduled prior to the May 14 Board meeting. The code makes it easier for farmers who house hoofed animals and certain livestock to get a one time permit if they own one or more parcels under 10 acres instead of a permit for each parcel.

• A representative of state Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, will be at Brant Town Hall, 1294 Brant North Collins Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

• The annual financial report 2012 for the Town of Boston can be viewed at the town clerk’s office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

• The Boston Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Town Hall, 8500 Boston State Road.

The Eden Central School Board will conduct a budget meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Jr/Sr High School cafeteria, 3150 Schoolview Road.

• The Eden Town Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall, 2795 E. Church St.