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Moratorium, Mower, and ARP Money

By Dan Acton, Alfred Town Supervisor

The monthly meeting of the Town Board was fairly short given that no topic elicited extended discussion as is often the case. The board reaffirmed its plan to issue a moratorium on devices that produce electromagnetic radiation until the FCC promulgates new regulations. To that end we modified the language of the resolution in accordance with recommendations from the town attorney. A public hearing is set for May 19, just prior to the monthly board meeting.

We learned from Highway Superintendent Bob Halsey that the dealer we contracted to purchase a tractor and boom mower from now reports they can’t supply the mower described in the contract. The dealer intends to find and substitute and if that happens a new contract will need to be written.

The board discussed a general framework for spending our American Rescue Plan (ARP) money. Among the suggestions that gained traction was to pave the parking lot. This would have the advantage of eliminating mud tracked into the building by employees and community members. A decision on these monies will be made at the next meeting.

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