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Wheatfield can build sidewalk where pedestrian was killed without raising taxes, supervisor says

Ryan Fischer was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Krueger Road in November 2014.

Wheatfield Supervisor Robert B. Cliffe said Monday that he believes the town can pay its estimated $189,000 share of a new sidewalk on Krueger Road without imposing special district taxes in the neighborhood. The remainder of the projected $945,000 project would be paid for through an approved state grant.

The sidewalk would be built at the scene of the hit-and-run death of teenage pedestrian Ryan Fischer in November 2014. The accident was blamed in part on Fischer apparently walking in the road because of the narrow shoulder and deep ditch, which later was filled.

Cliffe said he'd like residents to send him their views at supervisor@whatfield.ny.us or call him at 694-6680. The Town Board will hold a public forum on the issue at 7 p.m. July 10, followed by a vote on Cliffe's proposal to use town surplus funds for the sidewalk.

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