BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

End search, share position

Since Rob Lancaster’s forced departure as chief of the water filtration plant, the village of Fredonia is still looking for someone to do the job on a permanent basis.

During a radio appearance on WDOE’s “Viewpoint” program Monday morning, Fredonia Mayor Stephen Keefe said the village is doing a statewide and regional search to find someone for the position. Currently, the person in the position – hired part time – as acting operating officer said he does not need to be on site.

With current discussion regarding a regional water system by the Chadwick Bay Regional Development group moving forward, Fredonia would be better served by sharing a supervisor for the plant with a neighboring municipality. Though the cost savings are minimal, it is another step toward a regional partnership.

And, there is a regional partnership already when it comes to water as Fredonia – billed $99,000 for tapping into Dunkirk’s water from July through early October – reaped a benefit from that partnership as it charged its users their regular rate.

If Fredonia can make a profit by purchasing Dunkirk water, why isn’t this process already the norm?