DUNKIRK – Highway maintenance, high grass and general landscaping issues raised by local residents sent Town of Dunkirk board members into an executive session Monday with Highway Supervisor Richard Butts.
Six local residents who attended the regular meeting in Town Hall complained about potholes and other issues. Butts said most of the pothole patching has been completed and he will start to fill in areas where topsoil and grass seed are required. Town Board members asked him to supply a list of areas that have yet to be completed.
The executive session followed the regular meeting.
In other matters:
• A special meeting will be held Wednesdayin the Connections North Building on the Jamestown Community College campus in Dunkirk. The town Planning Board and Town Board members will hear comments about the proposed comprehensive plan.
Town Supervisor Richard Purol said he wanted as many residents as possible to attend the 7 p.m. session.
He said residents will be asked to participate in subcommittees that will look at various sections of the comprehensive plan. Subcommittee meetings will follow the special session.
Purol is encouraging public participation in the sessions and suggestions for the town’s long-range plan.
“Many opportunities for involvement have been created and the input of community members is vital to a successful plan,” he said.
• Purol said the town received notice of several waterline breaks. He said outside contractors repairing waterlines have cost the town about $14,000. Some line breaks will be the responsibility of the property owners.
The town will also be billed for work done by City of Dunkirk crews for a waterline break on Route 60 that was in the town’s water district, Purol said.