Brocton board mulls future of regional water

BROCTON – During a brief meeting, Brocton Mayor Dave Hazelton asked District 23 County Legislator Tom DeJoe about what the county legislature’s consensus might be on a regional water system for the north county.

“Those of us that represent the north county area are certainly concerned and we definitely support it. Anything we can do to enhance the lakefront and create some tourism dollars,” answered DeJoe.

The legislator also noted that he would like to see the waterfront in the north county be comparable to the amount of tourism funding generated by Chautauqua Lake.

“I hate to say that we’re secondary to Chautauqua Lake, but we definitely want to do whatever we can for the north county.”

The mayor also addressed the board later in the meeting, noting that with the current actions taking place to move toward regional water, Brocton will need to decide what its options are as a village entity with its own water system and what the benefits could be by signing on.

DeJoe also announced to the board that he will be seeking election to the new Legislative District 5 with one party endorsement thus far.

In other matters, the board entertained a motion with deep regret to accept the resignation of Charles Burton from the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Trustee Dale Abram added, “As chairman for the Zoning Board of Appeals, Mr. Burton has provided a great many years of service to this community and we greatly thank him for that.”

All total, Burton has logged more than 20 years of service to the village in all capacities of the Zoning Board of Appeals functions.

The board will meet again Wednesday at 7 p.m.