Dayton looking to upgrade courtroom security
The board had passed a resolution at its July meeting authorizing the judge to apply for the grant from the Justice Court Assistance Program. Arbeiter said she had done her research and will ask for a security system, a telephone answering system and a sign for the court, for a total not to exceed $7,875. The grant application is due at the end of the month.
Arbeiter also informed the board she has completed her required schooling for the year and filed the certificate with the town clerk.
Highway Superintendent Brian Taber reported that the town’s old grader has been posted for sale on Auctions International until October. Smith said he had checked online and was pleased to see that the bid was already up to $1,750. In addition, Taber noted that he hopes to take possession of the new truck the town ordered by mid-October.
During August, the Dayton Highway Department was able to complete its blacktopping project with help from another town, as well as helping the village of South Dayton to complete its project.
Smith told the board he has begun working on the budget for the upcoming year. He requested that the board hold a workshop session in conjunction with its next regular meeting.
In other business, the Dayton Town Board:
• Heard from Code Enforcement Officer Frank Watson that building permit applications have been down this year in comparison to other years, with only 35 filed so far.
• Received Dog Control Officer Kathy Hagner’s report that all licenses were up-to-date during the past month, but she had issued two tickets for barking dogs, two strays were claimed, and an unclaimed pug was taken to the SPCA.
• Learned from Town Attorney Ronald Ploetz that the Bond Anticipation Note renewal has been completed.
• Paid bills of $87,295.85 for highway department expenses and $4,900 for general fund expenses.
• Heard that the transfer station on Cabic Road will be accepting tires on Sept. 22, with a limit of four per person.
• Learned that the next prescription drug drop-off will be on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. behind the Gowanda Police Department (behind the Municipal Building).
The next meeting of the Dayton Town Board will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at the town hall, 9100 Route 62, Markhams.