Sheridan assessor reappointed to full term

SHERIDAN – The current assessor of the town of Sheridan was reappointed to his first full term at a recent board meeting in the community center.

Anthony Porpiglia will start his new six-year term beginning Oct. 1. Porpiglia started as Sheridan’s assessor less than a year ago after his predecessor resigned from the position. At that time, he was appointed for the remainder of the term.

Supervisor Louis Delmonte made the motion to reappoint.

Also during the meeting, Highway Superintendent Jeffrey Feinen was appointed to a small committee needed to draw up the town’s Workplace Violence Prevention Program.

Town Clerk Julie Szumigala said the program needed to be put in place after an audit from the New York State Department of Labor found the town did not have one. Both the program and an emergency action plan will be crafted within the town, as suggested by the audit.

During Feinen’s report to the board, it was announced that East Middle Road, at the intersection with Center Road, has already been fixed twice as a result of heavy truck traffic for the expansion project at the Chautauqua County/Dunkirk Airport.

“I expect this will be a weekly occurrence until the project is finished,” Feinen said. “As long as there is a safety concern, especially for motorcycle safety, there will be reason to fix the roads.”

As per contractual obligations, the construction company working on the project will be responsible for any damage done to roads within the town.

Feinen also announced during the meeting that installation for the septic system of the courthouse has been completed.

The next regular meeting will be held Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the community center. A workshop was scheduled for Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. in the office building.

As a side note, during a recent special meeting called by the town board, a resolution was passed committing to participation in the local waterfront revitalization plan by the Northern Chautauqua Local Economic Development Committee.

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