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Sherman looking at solar panels for sewer department

October 19, 2011
SHERMAN – At the Sherman Town Board meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 5, the board discussed installing solar panels on the sewer department roof.

Over the course of a five year lease, Solar Liberty panels would save the department an average of $1,339 in energy costs per year. According to the company’s website, Solar Liberty is committed to promoting energy independence through widespread installation of solar electric systems with a focus on engineering for system optimization.

The University at Buffalo’s North Campus has invested in Solar Liberty panels, along with St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in Buffalo.

“Every penny we can save matters,” Mayor of Sherman John Patterson said.

Handicap access will be available soon on the south side of Main Street. An engineer has been designing possible options while the town must plan for ramps and the rebuilding of facades in order for the handicap access installation. The date of completion is still unknown.

The repair of the Yorker Museum roof has temporarily been put on hold due to funding issues. Currently, the museum is in search of grants in order to complete the restoration. The Yorker Museum is located in Sherman’s original Village Common.

The village board approved a motion to look into parking regulations on Main Street. Seeing as how there aren’t any guides painted on the street, marking the blacktop would allow for more regulated space.

Halloween hours have been set for Monday, Oct. 31, for 5 to 7 p.m. in Sherman.

The Sherman Town Board will meet next on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.

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