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There’s a light at the end of the tunnels in Brocton

November 16, 2016
By Ann Belcher - , Westfield Republican

BROCTON - Light has returned to Lake Avenue in Brocton in the form of traffic signal.

The long absent traffic light went up by village electric crews earlier this week after the board of trustees voted unanimously to rescind their current resolution not to replace the light and order the necessary parts to repair the light from Spoth Enterprises. The board noted an October special meeting that a letter was drafted to Chautauqua County with an invoice for a $10,000 share in replacing the light.

In other matters, the board reported at its November meeting that the village has been rejected to reroute FEMA grant money to use towards the issues at the reservoir. An appeal process was offered to Brocton, and Mayor Dick Frost noted that they village will be making use of that appeal.

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The tunnel on Lake Avenue, Brocton once again has a working traffic light. A light had been there before, however after the floods in the summer of 2015, the light stopped working.

The drying out of material is ongoing, the mayor noted, and unfortunately the fine that faces the village will not be lowered due to the length of the problem.

Trustees Bryan Woleben and Gary Planty noted they will be seeking grant funds for turnout gear and hose for the Brocton Fire Department. Fire Chief Phil Gerace noted a safe and successful Halloween for area Brocton and Portland youth.

The village will also be hosting a community paper shredding day on Thursday, November 17 from 9:30 to 11:30 am in the municipal parking lot at village hall. This is being held for the courtesy of village residents only and no further hours than 11:30 will be utilized. A shredding company will be on hand with a large capacity shredder to handle confidential recyclable papers.

The board also announced that dates to apply for HEAP funding this year will run from Nov. 16 to April 8. Leaf pick up will begin shortly, and the last brush pick up will be underway according to the village streets department.

Board members will reconvene on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.



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