Controversy over the L.K. Painter Center in Collins
A new well proposed near Route 62 that is intended for irrigation purposes, will require a special-use permit. As it is to be used for irrigation, it is feared that it will impose a serious drain on the water supplies already being taken from the area as it will dip into the Collins village aquifer, and is to be located in the same general area as the well for the prison.
Highway Superintendent Dennis Jensen is scheduled for a tour of the Collins highway system with the Erie County Commissioner of Roads to review their general condition and needs for modification.
Town Clerk Becky Jo Summers reported transactions in her office for August at $9,804.75, with the town’s portion being $5,918.33. Hunting license sales accounted for the usual seasonal increase.
The town mailed invoices to the Seneca Nation for unpaid water bills on the Gugino property they purchased recently.
It was also reported that the town has, as yet, heard nothing of the report on the hydrologic study that was done at the Vail Road gravel pit, seeking answers to the effect of the expansion of the gravel pit on the wells and springs used by local residents. This report is regarded overdue.
There will be no trash day in September. The next one will be Saturday, Oct. 27. The Mobile Food Pantry will be at the L.K. Painter Center on Sept. 26, from 1:30 to 6 p.m.
In other matters, the board:
• Inasmuch as irresponsible non-business use of media could create controversial issues for the town, the Social Media Policy final draft was adopted. Also, as electronic systems are constantly advancing, causing increased concerns for misuse, the revised section of the employee handbook titled “Use of Communication Systems and Equipment” was adopted to replace the current portion of the handbook.
• Set a public hearing for Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. for overriding the tax levy limit.
The next regular meeting of the Collins Town Board will be on Monday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Collins Town Hall.