East Otto accepts youth council resolution
During the East Otto Town Board meeting held July 10, the youth council resolution was accepted. That proposal asked the board to allow Beach to sign for the town and enter into the specified agreements. The resolution was passed, with the town’s acknowledging that it was “necessary to make [an] application to the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau/New York State Office of Children and Family Services.”
All present board members approved the motion.
In other matters:
- The town’s roller was sold for $725, per a phone poll conducted on June 13.
- Board Member Dave Forster said he has been informed of individuals’ smoking on the playground, and asked, “Do we have additional signs to put up in the playground area?” Signage from the Young Lungs at Play Program are currently on-site; Highway Superintendent Tom Benz said he will put up a notice closer to the playground, itself.
- The National Grid prepaid bill from May was accepted.
- The town’s new roller is up and running; grinding has begun on Meyer Road. According to Benz, repairs to the storage building have also started. A permanent residence is being built on the seasonal section of Rohr Hill Road. “The town will plow to their driveway,” Benz noted.
- Code Enforcement Officer Jeff Holler answered 36 phone calls, one stop work order, one variance, one special use application, one minor subdivision and five permits, including a porch replacement, one shed, one hay shed, one single-family residence and one re-framed roof. He also completed eight inspections and gave the clerk $565 for permits.
- Councilman Bill Spors has been looking into a town trash pickup. He found out that the town of Ashford pays between $10,000 and $14,000 for its pickup.
“With Five Points so close and the many restrictions on what can be picked up, it is not financially feasible to proceed with the process at this time,” he said, and the rest of the board members said they agreed.
- Beach referenced an “Association of Towns Town Talk Magazine” article in regard to a recent fireworks permit request. He has contacted the Association of Towns’ legal department for clarification on the New York State Penal Law and the town’s responsibility in the application review process.
He said he expected to hear back from the association in time for the board’s next meeting.
- A $2,000 donation that had been received from Lofty Mountain was accepted by the board.
- Michelle, Jim and Shirley Ellis have cleaned the town’s historical building. The museum will be open on Sundays from 1 – 3 p.m. during July and August. The hot water tank was also installed.
- The July 24 meeting was canceled and the July 10 meeting was adjourned in memory of Dick Bridges, a former highway employee.
The next East Otto Town Board meeting will be held on Aug. 14 at 8 p.m.