The Marilla Town Board voted last week to boost the compensation reserve fund to $250,000 – an increase of $50,000.
Supervisor George Gertz said he was recommending the boost as a hedge against any major catastrophe. The reserve fund has been self-funded since 2008 through the Upstate New York Municipal Workers’ Compensation Program and serves a group of towns, villages, ambulance services and fire districts.
On other issues:
• Gertz noted a resident of Greenwood Terrace – the first water district created in the town in the 1980s – asked what it would cost to link up to the district. Gertz said he would research the cost.
• Councilman Warren Handley released a list of concerts and events planned for this summer, including six events on Thursdays in July and August. There also will be two Sunday events: a Memorial Day celebration getting under way at 1 p.m. May 26, featuring a parade along Two Rod Road, and free hot dogs served by the Kiwanis Club, with veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars honored in a ceremony at the pavilion on Two Rod Road; and Agricultural Day on Sept. 15. Handley said a list of events will be mailed to residents by the Town Clerk’s office.
• A public hearing was scheduled for 7:30 p.m. May 9, before the Town Board meets, on a special events permit request for a parade by the Marilla Fire Company during the annual Firemen’s Carnival in June.
• The board approved rezoning a portion of land owned by Leon Berner on Clinton Street and scheduled a public hearing for 7:40 p.m. May 9.
• Council Member Beth Ackerman was reappointed to the Erie County Environmental Council, which meets the third Tuesday of each month in West Seneca.
• Assessment Grievance Day will be held May 30 in Town Hall, 1740 Two Rod Road.
• The board OK’d Tri Town United Soccer Club’s request to use the Eastwood Road soccer fields for the 2013 season.