SILVER CREEK – Talks about saving money by buying water from the City of Dunkirk instead of from the Erie County Water Authority continued Monday night as Silver Creek village officials reported that the terminus of the Dunkirk water line is just two miles from the village limits.
During a Village Board meeting in the Municipal Building, Village Attorney Dan Gard said that the current contract with the Water Authority could be terminated with a 12-month notice to the ECWA.
A pumping station and possible chlorination equipment might need to be added to the current system. Transmission lines also might need to be added, officials indicated.
The City of Dunkirk is working with the Town of Sheridan and the Town of Dunkirk to possibly form a northern Chautauqua County regional water district.
In other matters:
• Village resident Anna Frederickson asked the board to consider asking the Town of Hanover and the Seneca Nation of Indians to chip in funds to support a full-time school resource officer at Silver Creek Central Schools. The district currently has a part-time officer from the Village of Silver Creek.
• Approval was granted for Village Justice Richard Saletta to sign a grant application for the Office of Court Administration to seek funds for technology software for computers in the court office.
• Three residential water bills were placed before trustees to see if they should be reduced because of questionable meter readings and other issues. The bills will be investigated and considered at the January meeting.
• Deputy Mayor Amy Romanik, who ran the meeting in the absence of Mayor Kurt Lindstrom, said that the consent order between the village and the state for sewer treatment plant issues is expected to be finalized by mid-January and will be reviewed at a meeting then.
• The village clerk’s office will be closed Dec. 24 as well as on Christmas Day.