SHERMAN - The Sherman Town Board is sending a letter to the state Transportation Department regarding the condition of Route 76 south of Interstate 86.
Board 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."
Sherman Town Board members are asking the state Transportation Department to fix this stretch of Route 76 near Sherman.
Photo by David Prenatt
The council believes the road is scheduled to be paved next year, but Mark Persons, town supervisor, said if Frey would write a letter, the council would send it.
In other business, the board agreed to use cemetery money to repair several broken tombstones in the Sherman Cemetery on Route 430. Many of these stones are more than 100 years old.
Persons said 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 a cost of $8.25 per hour and 50 cents a mile.