SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Town Board is seeking proposals to complete the renovations to change the former St. John Bosco Church into the town’s courthouse.
After several revisions to plans for the church building, the board accepted the package to submit to contractors. Board members made the decision at the regular meeting Thursday held in the community building.
The town purchased the church property several years ago and has been moving the town offices from the building on the corner of Center Road and Route 20.
The last of the offices to be moved will be the court facilities.
Sealed bids will be accepted from contractors until 3 p.m. Nov. 5. The board members expect to act on the bids at the regular meeting on Nov. 7.
Copies of the bid documents are available in the town clerk’s office.
In other action, the board scheduled a hearing on the 2014 budget for 7 p.m. on Nov. 7. It expects to act on the budget following the hearing at the regular meeting, which starts at 7:30 p.m.
Several residents of Middle Road attended the meeting and asked about the process to obtain water through the city of Dunkirk.
Supervisor Louis Delmonte said the residents would need to sign a petition and the signatures must be notarized. The residents said that water is near their neighborhood and is supplied by the city of Dunkirk.
Delmonte said he met with Dunkirk Mayor A.J. Dolce last week about a water supply to Route 5, west of Silver Creek. He said the city, the towns of Dunkirk and Sheridan, and the village of Silver Creek have started talks about a water-distribution system.
Town Assessor Anthony Porpiglia submitted his resignation effective Nov. 1. Board members approved the appointment of Dennis Fisher to replace him.