Gowanda talks road repair

GOWANDA – Resi-dents in Gowanda will receive some relief in regard to pot holes and streets in poor conditions. It was announced at a recent village board meeting the village will use CHIPS money for the work.

Mayor Heather McKee-ver announced that several village streets are planned to be fixed by using CHIPS money the village has already received. Caroline and Allen streets are in bad shape, McKeever said.

The village also has plans to do work on Hill, Frederick and Center streets.

The town of Persia will also help with the paving and fixing of roads.

During the public participation portion of the meeting, resident Pete Johnson wanted to know if there was an update on the construction of the new Tri-County Hospital. McKeever said she had not heard anything, but would like to set up a meeting with TLC officials and both towns to have an update on the progress of the project.

During the meeting, the village also approved a tractor purchase. The village will purchase a John Deere Z930 commercial lawn tractor at the cost of $6,737 after a $1,500 trade-in of a current tractor.

The board accepted the resignation of Tim Baughler from the Gowanda Police Department and approved the summer recreation employees. Alex Sternisha and Justin Grimm were approved as summer laborers for the public works department and Gary Lauer was approved as temporary treatment plant operator.

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