By Derek M. Otto

The regular board meeting of the Town of Concord was held on Thursday, May 11.  All councilmen were present.   

Prior to the meeting, the board had a work session on the County Wide Shared Services initiative.  The initiative was started by Governor Cuomo to have villages and towns work with the county to identify shared services in hopes of lowering costs.

The regular meeting opened with public comments: Mary Jane Miess, senior advocate, addressed the board with a letter she began to read.  Supervisor Eppolito cut her off, saying, “This letter attacks a town employee; I am not going to let you read it.”  The letter, which she gave copies of to the board, was advocating for a full-time person at the senior center.   

Coincidentally, the next person to speak was Eleanor Eschborn, who is currently the part-time director at the senior center.  Eschborn was there to promote the free spaghetti dinner the senior center was having for veterans on May 25.  The senior center will also dedicate its flag that day and honor two World War II veterans. She asked that town board members attend.

Highway Superintendent Dennis Dains reported Springville Boston Road between Genesee Road and Trevett Road would be closed for culvert repairs between May 8 and July 5, 2017.   The town will be rolling the grounds at Fireman’s park this spring as well.   Dains also announced that the Springville Fire Department has moved into the addition at 65 Franklin Street.  He reminded the board that there will be a chicken barbeque at the East Concord Fire Hall on Sunday, May 21.

The board moved to approve inspection and permits for the trailer park on North Street.

The board approved the gravel bids presented by Dennis Dains and then went into discussion on the accepted bids for the replacement of the town’s senior van.  Three bids were received from Emerling Ford, West Herr, and Spurr Chevrolet in Brockport. The best value was determined to be Emerling Ford’s — they are located in town and servicing can be done there.

In old business, Clyde Drake mentioned that the library board appointment has been tabled again until June.  He thought the issue could be handled internally.

Councilman Jim Krezmien asked if the window had been replaced at the Lucy Bensley Center.  Eppolito said that he had talked to Dave Batterson and it had been repaired. He also noted that they were looking into having the cameras restored at the Lucy Bensley building and that the cameras at the Hulbert library have yet to be installed.

Town Attorney Deb Barone and Brian Attea announced that they would be attending a municipal law conference on May 25.

The next board meeting will be held June 8, 7 p.m. at 86 Franklin Street in Springville.