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SHERIDAN – A report on the Sheridan Summer Youth Recreation Program was provided to members of the Town Board meeting Thursday in the community center.

There were 86 children registered and participating in the program, which featured volunteer efforts to collect items for military personnel, helping to wash the tank at the Sheridan VFW Post and donating pennies to a local charity.

The program also featured athletic events and contests, and a field trip to an amusement park in Erie, Pa.

In other matters, board members are hoping for progress at the former St. John Bosco Church, which was purchased to be converted to the Town Court building. Drawings and electrical specifications need to be reviewed, said officials, who decided to ask the contractors to report back to the board by Sept. 9 so a date to move the court facilities can be established.

The town court collected $29,663 in fines and charges in July. There were 231 vehicle and traffic tickets heard before the local town justices.

The building inspector also noted eight new permits were issued in June.

Officials announced the state Office of Real Property has set the town’s equalization rate at 70 percent – unchanged from last year.

Town Board members agreed to set a public hearing for 7:15 p.m. Sept. 19 to consider a resolution to override the state property tax cap.

The annual charge for workers’ compensation insurance was $53,681, to be paid to Chautauqua County by March 1.