Several yearly agreements were approved by the Pomfret Town Board during its year-end special meeting on Monday.
The largest agreement approved during the meeting was a disbursement of $68,000 to the Darwin R. Barker Library for operating costs. The $68,000 was budgeted by the board and will be paid in four equal, quarterly installments throughout 2014, according to Supervisor Donald Steger.
A total of $1,200 will also be disbursed to the Mary E. Seymour Library in 2014.
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Several yearly agreements were approved during the Pomfret Town Board’s year-end special meeting on Monday. Pictured, from left: Councilman David Penharlow and Councilwoman Patricia Lynch Christina.
Another 2014 agreement that was approved was with the Cassadaga Lakes Association for mechanical weed removal in the amount of $2,000. Steger said that amount is a continuation of the previous amount for 2013.
A 2014 fitness agreement with Darwin's Health Club Inc. for the Grape Belt Seniors was also approved. The fitness educator shall be paid $35 per session, with a total amount not to exceed $3,600.
The last contract for 2014 that was accepted during the meeting was a maintenance agreement with Eagle Systems Inc. for a copier. The cost of the contract is $467 and includes travel, labor, parts, drum and toner expenses.
Also during the meeting, the board approved the hiring of Matt Newton of Fredonia as a temporary, seasonal worker in the Highway Department. Newton will earn $14.54 per hour with no other benefits and will be called upon on an as-needed basis, according to Highway Superintendent Dan Bigelow.
"We might not even need him the whole winter," Bigelow added.
Bigelow also reported there has been a setback in the sale of an old loader, which was initially sold at Auctions International for $39,900.
"The highest bidder isn't paying the bill, so what happens now is Auctions International goes to the second-highest bidder and asks them if they would like to purchase it at their bid, which is $100 less," he explained. "If the second-highest bidder has ... no interest in it, I'd like to put the loader back on the site to re-list it and basically start the whole process all over again."
The board entered into executive session to discuss a matter of litigation.
The board will meet today at 1 p.m. in the town hall for a public hearing and special meeting regarding the two-year fire protection district contract with the village of Fredonia.
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