SHERMAN - The Sherman Town Board got some unexpected response to its discussion about a six-mile stretch of Route 76 from I-86 to North Clymer.
Board members learned Thursday, July 5 that state Assemblyman Andy Goodell contacted deputy supervisor Jane Frey, expressing his concern about the deteriorating condition of the road.
This response came even before a proposed letter about the road to state Sen. Cathy Young was mailed. The letter, written by Frey and co-signed by supervisor Mark Persons, states that the road is filled with potholes and cracks and motorists are often forced to illegally drive off the road or over the middle line. The letter requests that the road be paved as soon as possible.
Goodell, apparently responding to a newspaper article reporting on the road, said he would look into the matter to see what could be done.
In other business, board members agreed to review and revise an ordinance requiring mobile homes brought into the town to be a certain age and size.
The provision, made in the 1970s, only made any stipulations regarding single-wide mobile homes. Now that double-wide and other forms of manufactured homes have become prevalent, the guideline needs to be revised, supervisor Persons said.