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Wheatfield to build pavilion, rebuild website

WHEATFIELD – The Town Board this week awarded contracts to erect a pavilion behind Town Hall and redesign the town’s website.

TNT Builders of Newfane was awarded a $22,540 contract to construct the roofed outdoor pavilion, similar to a park shelter.

CivicPlus of Manhattan, Kan., received an $11,500, three-year contract to serve as webmaster, plus a $900-a-year maintenance and hosting fee. Councilman Larry L. Helwig, who also is Niagara County’s information technology director, said the town website needs updating.

“Our current website we paid $8,000 for 10 years ago, and it’s not serving us very well,” he said. “All the departments will be able to update their own content (on the new site).”

The board also promoted Jamie Irving from motor equipment operator to deputy highway superintendent, effective Jan. 1, and passed a 75-cent-per-hour raise for summer, seasonal and part-time employees. The state’s minimum wage is rising in 2015 from $8.25 to $9 an hour, and the move reflects that, although Town Attorney Robert J. O’Toole said some of the part-time jobs pay above minimum wage.