Meeting to be held to discuss water for South Roberts Road

Residents of the Roberts Road area in the town of Dunkirk will soon have an opportunity to attend a meeting devoted entirely to the proposed water system for their district.

At the Dunkirk Town Board meeting, Supervisor Richard Purol announced that an informational meeting is in the works.

“We’ve got some idea of an estimate. It’s nowhere near complete, but it’s an estimate of what that project will cost,” he said. “What the engineer suggested to us is that we meet with all the residents that are concerned in that district, the people that have water and the people that don’t have water.”

No date was set by the board, but Roberts Road residents should expect to see a letter sent to them in the coming weeks informing them of when a date has been set. Purol said he would like to hold the meeting sometime in July.

“We’re still working on this and it’s not a dead issue, but there’s certain ways you have to go about doing it,” he said.

“I think, finally, we can get something down on paper, bring it up to the public and they can see this board has been trying to do something for that area of the town.” Councilman Juan Pagan said. “This is a proper move for us and we can let everyone know what’s going on.”

Also during the meeting, Purol announced that re-installing the metal double doors in the courtroom would cost $500 more than expected due to welding the hinges. As a result, the board approved a resolution to rescind its agreement to do maintenance on the doors.

Purol said he would talk to the code enforcement officer, who was not present at the meeting, to see if there are cheaper methods of addressing the issue.

The next meeting, which will be a workshop, is scheduled for July 9 at 6 p.m. in the town hall. The board expects to discuss potential changes to the zoning law then.

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