By Jann Wiswall
Town of Mansfield Supervisor Bob Keis submitted a plan to the state that demonstrates how it can save one percent of their operating budgets by consolidating services with other municipalities.
Municipalities all over New York were asked by the state to devise these “government efficiency plans.” Once approved, the state will reimburse qualifying homeowners for a share of future property taxes.
Mansfield teamed with the town and village of Ellicottville to show how their inter-municipal agreement for water and sewer service at WestMont Ridge (which is in Mansfield) meets the state’s criteria for consolidation.
In other business at the very brief June 15 Mansfield board meeting, the board accepted a bid for tile installation at the town highway department building.
Highway Superintendent Brad Hurley reported that Watson Road will be chipped as soon as weather permits. Hurley said there has been some minor damage to roads following recent heavy rains. Highway department employees will be able to handle those repairs.
The next meeting of the Mansfield board is scheduled for Monday, July 20 at 7 p.m. in the town hall. All are welcomed.