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SHERIDAN – Five new businesses have applied for permits in the Town of Sheridan. Members of the Town Board heard the report about the new companies at the regular meeting Thursday held in the community room on Route 20.

Among the new permits issued was for a company called New Life Glass that will operate a glass recycling business in the industrial park. According to Building Inspector James Crowell, the company has started hiring employees and is cleaning up an existing building that was also used for glass recycling.

The other businesses include Dunkirk Metal Products, which relocated to the town; a paving company; a craft company; and another re-location to the business park.

Crowell said he anticipates that the manufacturers will start operating by the end of summer or early fall. He said this was positive news for the township.

Also at the meeting:

• The town board members expressed concern about damage done to town roads from heavy trucks hauling materials for the runway project at the Dunkirk Airport. They said they will seek information from the contractor on repairs.

Peter Rase from Passero Associates, the engineers for the project, said the contractor will be responsible for repairs and that the town highway superintendent should notify him in the event of an unsafe situation created by the heavy traffic. He said he anticipated that the project should be done in four or five weeks.

• The board accepted a deed transfer from Chautauqua County to give up about a two-acre portion of Newell Road for the airport project. The township will receive a comparable amount of land in return for the Newell Road land to be used for the expansion project.

• The court report was presented to the board. It was reported that $29,597 was collected in fines during the month of May. Local justices heard 303 vehicle and traffic cases, one civil case, five penal cases and one environmental law case.

• The Sheridan Youth Recreation Program will start at 9 a.m. Monday. Parents may register children on Monday at Memorial Field.