DUNKIRK – Town Board members received a petition from several residents of New Road and Roberts Road seeking water service through the City of Dunkirk at Tuesday’s board meeting in Town Hall.

Some residents asked why a private line was installed recently by the City of Dunkirk. They said the line was near their properties. The residents were encouraged to take their questions to the city, which supplies water to some town residents.

Town Supervisor Richard Purol said he is in favor of finding a way to get “city” water to the town residents who want it, but it may require engineering and design costs as well as construction costs. He said there would be added costs if the line is to accommodate a fire hydrant.

The residents said that many of them have problems with well water and that the petition was signed by nearly all the people who live in the area.

Purol said the Chadwick Bay Development group is looking into a regional water system and that this area may be included in a plan for the water supply from the City of Dunkirk.

In other business, the board discussed the employee handbook and made some changes to include allowing employees a 20-minute paid lunch break. They also agreed that employees should take paid vacation time and that unused vacation time could not be turned in for money at the end of the year. Highway Superintendent Richard Butts said this is consistent with what his department has been doing for several years.

The handbook was unanimously approved.