NORTH HARMONY - Bidding is under way to enable town officials to hire a firm to construct the new highway building.
The new structure would be built at the same location, with the exterior expected to be complete by year's end, said Supervisor Sally Carlson. She said the building in use was built in 1953, has deteriorated and requires officials to purchase vehicles that will fit in its doors, which is prohibitive. Therefore, a new structure is being contemplated.
The matter was discussed during a recent Town Board meeting.
Also at that time, officials discussed the Bly Hill ditch project, for which $40,000 of Chautauqua County bed tax money is expected to be used. Mrs. Carlson said concrete blocks will be put in ditches to stop water and slow erosion and debris from getting into Chautauqua Lake. She said the project is expected to begin this summer.
Town officials heard concerns from Clayton Emick regarding 13 acres with a house the town bought near its highway building and rents. He questioned the rental amount, taxation of the property and more. Further action is not expected.