Gerry continues town hall discussion

GERRY – The Gerry Town Board has had time to digest the initial conversation regarding the future of the town hall. However, questions remain as to the direction the board will take.

According to Town Supervisor John Crossley, the board is looking into either refurbishing the current facility located at 4519 Route 60, or moving the offices to a new location. Making a complete move would be dependent upon the types of grants made available to the town.

The board, which meets again March 27 at 5 p.m., is still gathering information on the matter.

In other news, Gerry held a public hearing about Local Law No. 1 to regulate the operation of snowmobiles on public highways and places in Gerry. The law limits snowmobiles operating on the highway only in the case of an emergency, and operation on town sidewalks is strictly prohibited at all times.

Snowmobilers also shall observe all vehicular traffic signs and signals, and all other rules and regulations applicable to vehicular traffic. They should obey the orders and directions of any state or local police, as well as any other law enforcement officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic.

Snowmobilers may not leave their machines unattended on any town highway or public place while the motor is running or with any key left in the ignition or elsewhere in the snowmobile.

Finally, snowmobilers cannot operate snowmobiles on any town highway between the hours of 11 p.m. and 9 a.m. with the exception of Friday and Saturday when the hours are extended to 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. the following morning.

The board approved the resolution, along with the resolutions to expend money to take care of the town’s 35.06 miles of highways and the authorization of municipal cooperation agreement with Chautauqua County and other participating municipalities within the county for highway projects and maintenance.

In other news, Herb Best, Gerry resident, spoke to the board about plowing the fire hall and rodeo grounds. Brian Anderson, highway superintendent, said he didn’t have a problem doing it, but the rodeo grounds would not be a high priority.