WEST CARTHAGE Town of Champion officials moved ahead Monday with several projects.
Town councilmen authorized Supervisor Terry L. Buckley to sign a contract with Paragon Environmental Construction Inc. of Brewerton to replace a fuel line at the town barn.
Mr. Buckley said the fuel tank to the furnace in the barn was installed 10 years ago according to specifications, but new regulations dictate that it needs a flexible line. He said a new enclosure also will be installed to protect against spillage.
The town received two bids on the project. Bach & Co. of Clayton bid $17,500 and Paragon was lower at $15,700.
The board also authorized a contract with Atlantic Testing Laboratories to perform required testing in Water District No. 5. State law mandates an independent contractor test the concrete sidewalls and paint in the water supply building that is being constructed as part of the water project. The testing will cost $4,327.
The board approved the town of Denmark Planning Boards request to act as lead agent for the Copenhagen Wind Farm LLC. The project will run a high-voltage transmission line from the farm in Copenhagen through the town of Champion to a substation in Burrville, according to Mr. Buckley.
The supervisor said he saw no problem in making the Denmark Planning Board the lead agency, but they may have to move it (the proposed transmission line) when they see our zoning.
Champion has had a moratorium on transmission lines, giving its Planning Board time to develop regulations. The board has finished the local law and the town has set a public hearing for 7:15 p.m. Aug. 6 before approving the measure.
I have to commend the Planning Board. They put a lot of thought into it, Mr. Buckley said.
In his report, Highway Superintendent John F. Sech said roadside mowing is at a standstill because of a broken mower and will resume once the back-ordered part arrives and is installed.
Mr. Sech said the summer paving projects are moving ahead with Bach and Whitaker roads ready. He expects those roads to be resurfaced the week of July 9. In August, crews will work on Sayre Road. The highway superintendent said he saved on costs to the town by using recycled blacktop from Barrett Paving.
He also said Lee, Hall and Middle roads were sprayed for dust control.