By Colleen Mahoney
Six trees were planted around the playground behind the Great Valley Town Hall, Supervisor Dan Brown reported at the May 9 Town of Great Valley board meeting. Two of the trees were planted in honor of Dean Eberle and Ted LaCroix.
“Dean was one of the first members of the town zoning board and Ted was a longtime member of the town board. He was also the deputy supervisor for 10 years,” Brown said. “I’d like to get a plaque memorializing them.”
The trees, which were donated by Schichtel’s Nursery, were planted with the help of Great Valley Building Group, Gernatt Asphalt Products and A and F Trucking. Highway Supervisor Jack Harrington used his personal truck to help move the trees.
The board discussed the pavilion at the Killbuck Fire Department, after the department was approached about selling the land. The pavilion is part of the congressional district but also the Seneca Nation of Indians. While the pavilion hasn’t been used recently, the board is unsure of who actually owns it or how to go about selling it.
“We went back in the files and it looks like the pavilion was given to the fire department,” Brown said, noting that the town is paying the lease but no legal documents were found.
It was decided the board will look further into the issue, before making any moves.
Town engineer Mark Alianello presented the board with a report outlining the “sewer issue in Killbuck,” which has the county looking for ways to create a sewer district.
Alianello explained that the creation of a sewer district gets looked at on and off every eight to 10 years. The first step in the process is to invest in an engineer’s report, which would, among other things, identify the area for the project and determine if the city of Salamanca – where the district would connect to – has the capacity to support a new sewer district. The engineer’s fee could be reimbursed down the road if grant funding for a sewer project is obtained.
The board felt there wasn’t enough information to make any decisions yet and would reach out to the County Health Department to send a representative to explain the process.
The next meeting of the board will be held on Monday, June 13 at 7 p.m. in the Great Valley Town Hall.