Brocton board supports regional water system

BROCTON – The Brocton Village Board decided to put its support behind a regional water system at its recent meeting.

A resolution of support for the north county regional water system was recently put before the board.

“We have a resolution of support we have to pass tonight. The county is going out for funding (for a north county regional water system.) They have asked each municipality that’s involved pass a resolution … I want to stress again, if we pass this, we are not tying the village to any expenditures. We are just agreeing that we support this at this time. It is for grant funding purposes, we are not actually agreeing to any funding from the village,” Mayor David Hazelton explained.

The resolution said the county will seek funding through the regional economic development councils with a consolidated funding application for $38 million. It also noted a regional water project could reduce the costs of updating each municipality’s water treatment plants, excluding Hanover and Silver Creek, by $32 to $35 million.

Hazelton said the village’s water project engineer said regional water makes sense for the village.

“His comment to me was, ‘Well, if they can make it work, it probably makes the most sense for Brocton,'” Hazelton added.

The board unanimously passed the resolution and authorized a copy to be sent to the county executive and clerk of the legislature.

The board also appointed alternate Kari Doino to a position on the zoning board of appeals after a resignation and appointed Neil MacIntyre as chairman.

The board received a report of the Brocton-Westfield recreation program from Trustee Gary Planty. He said 55 Brocton children are registered, although 100 were budgeted for, and the total average attendance is 100 to 110 children.

The board advertised for bids to mow near the dam to be returned by July 16, so they may be opened at the next board meeting on Wednesday.