FORESTVILLE – The Village Board voted unanimously Tuesday to support a motion for a northern Chautauqua County Regional Water System.
Board members agreed to send the motion of support to the Chautauqua County Legislature. At this point, Forestville would not participate in the system because it has an independent water supply system using wells and springs.
Deputy Mayor Kevin Johnson said he felt that the region could benefit from the water supply, and it may help encourage business growth and create jobs. Johnson said he also saw participation as part of the vision of the village to think about alternative water supplies or back up supplies for the future.
In another matter, the rate for residential water use charges for homes located outside the village was set at $450 for the July 15 billing. The rate is double that charged to homes within the village.
Two part-time summer employment positions were created. The positions require village residency and are for youth ages 16 to 21 with employment eligibility paperwork. The pay rate is $7.25 an hour for 10 to 12 hours each week.
Village Attorney Michael Sullivan submitted a draft to the trustees that would establish a capital reserve fund for the water project. The formal resolution will be placed on a future agenda.
It was announced that the Fire Department will hold a Sunday breakfast fundraising event this week at the fire hall. The meal will be served starting at 8 a.m.