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‘Deplorable state’

Sherman council looks to make some local improvements

June 20, 2012
By DAVID PRENATT - CORRESPONDENT (editorial@westfieldrepublican.com) , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

SHERMAN - The Sherman Town Council agreed to send a letter to the New York State Highway Department regarding the condition of Route 76 south of Interstate 86.

Council member Joan Frey urged the board to take action, saying that the six-mile stretch of the road south of Sherman is in a deplorable state.

"It is deadly," she said. "Some of the potholes are six to eight inches deep. It's gotten so that you have to illegally go over the line or you will hit something and injure your vehicle."

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Photo by David Prenatt
The Sherman Town Council has agreed to send a letter to the New York State Highway Department regarding the condition of Route 76 south of Interstate 86, pictured left.

The council believes the road is scheduled to be paved next year, but Supervisor Mark Persons said if Frey would write a letter, the council would send it.

In other business, the board agreed to use cemetery funds to repair several broken tombstones in the Sherman Cemetery on Route 430. Many of these stones are more than 100 years old.

Persons expressed surprise that the budget for dog control has already exceeded its allotment of $2,000 for the year. The town is contracted to Sandra Kochanowski to provide animal control at the rate of $8.25 per hour and $0.50 per mile.

 
 

 

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