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Southern Erie County

A school resource officer (SRO) will be joining five Erie County school districts starting this fall.

The Erie County Sheriff’s office will provide a sheriff’s deputy to serve as the SRO on a rotating basis at Alden Central, Holland Central, Iroquois Central, North Collins Central and Springville-Griffith Institute school districts.

State Sen. Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, R-Elma, secured funding to pay for the deputy.

“Protecting students and providing a safe environment for their education is a central responsibility of state government,” Gallivan said, adding that budget constraints have limited funding for the positions. “Numerous school districts have contacted me about re-instituting an SRO program and I am thrilled we are able to oblige.”

The resource officer will be funded through a one-year $100,000 legislative initiative grant secured by Gallivan and will serve at each school district twice weekly on a randomized rotating basis beginning in the fall. The five school districts do not currently employ a school resource officer on their campuses.

Also this week:

• The Boston Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Town Hall, 8500 Boston State Road.

• The Eden Conservation Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Town Hall, 2795 E. Church St.

• The Eden Town Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall.

• The Eden Economic Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Town Hall.

• The outdoor concert series at the Elma Village Green, 3007 Bowen Road on Wednesday will have The Boys of Summer band playing at the pavilion. Refreshments will be a barbecue to benefit the Elma, Marilla and Wales Boys and Girls Club and Taylor Mathews and root beer floats by the Friends of the Library. Bring a lawn chair.

• This week the Elma Water Superintendent Eugene Stevenson reported that, after waiting 12 years, Triton Valley Estates finally submitted signed and stamped plans. The town had tired of waiting and ordered the water shut off if the owner of the mobile home park didn’t comply within 30 days. The owner, William Pfeil, has known since 2001 that he needs to put in a new backflow preventer to prevent water used by the mobile home park near Hemstreet Road from flowing back into the town lines if pressure and power is lost by the Water Department.

• The Elma Conservation Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the town hall on July 23.

• The Marilla Town Board will hold a work session at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the upper meeting room at the town hall, 1740 Two Rod Road.

On the agenda will be a discussion of environmental information regarding a request for a rezone by Leon Berner for a parcel on Clinton Street near Two Rod Road and a flag lot request for a site by an E. Blood Road resident.

• The Marilla Car Show will require the town to shut down a portion of Two Rod Road to traffic on Saturday between 9 am and 6 p.m.

• The Summer Series will be music by the Jim Tudini Band at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the pavilion on Bullis near Two Rod Road. Music will be from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s plus big band sounds. Refreshments will be hot dogs grilled by the Marilla Fire Company.

• The Wales Town Board will meet in a work session at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the community center, 12345 Big Tree Road, Wales Center.

On the agenda will be a discussion about a walkway planned around the town park and a signage change request from the Yellow Goose store on 11566 Big Tree Road.