SILVER CREEK – Additional resolutions to finance improvements in the village wastewater system were approved Tuesday by the Village Board.
The village will use long- term bonding of nearly $4.9 million to pay for the project. Work will include storm sewer improvements, repairs and upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant, field work and engineering for the project.
The village also will replace water meters so that they read to the 100th instead of the 1000th gallon of water use.
Mayor Kurt Lindstrom said the meters are expected to find issues more quickly before larger amounts of water flow through the system, costing homeowners due to leaks.
Silver Creek is undertaking the multimillion-dollar project to bring its facilities in compliance with health regulations and upgrade its very old distribution system. Currently, water is purchased from the Erie County Water Authority, though talks have started with Dunkirk city officials as the village considers purchasing water from them.
The Village Board on Tuesday night also approved the findings of a State Environmental Quality Review that concludes the wastewater project will cause no significant impact on the environment.
In other matters:
• The mayor thanked emergency workers and Streets Department employees for the efforts Sunday when many residents lost power due to a wind storm.
• Board members heard from former Trustee Anna Frederickson, who asked if the cost of demolishing the building at 207 Central Ave. last summer could be assessed against other property also owned by Kim Ramsdell. The mayor said he could not comment on the issue due to pending litigation.
The two-story brick building was demolished last year after it was determined to be hazardous to the public due to falling bricks.
• Caroline Mullen, representing the Hanover Little League Association, asked the board to consider financial support for the group to build an addition at the Little League Field building.
Mullen was asked to seek building permit information and approval before addressing the board in the future. She said the building would be used for equipment storage for the 29 baseball and softball teams represented by the association.