WESTFIELD - The Town of Westfield Court could be in for an upgrade.
At a special meeting last month, town officials passed a resolution allowing the town to apply for a grant from the New York State of Court Administration. The grant will provide upgrades to office equipment, and the application had to be dated prior to Aug. 1, according to Town Supervisor Martha Bills.
"They're trying to upgrade the courts' equipment throughout the state," Bills said. "I believe what it is for is filing cabinets, shelving for law books and desks and chairs."
Bills said a resolution from the board was needed to move forward with the application process.
Also at the meeting, the board approved the hiring of a dog control officer. According to Town Clerk Tim Smith, Kim Stewart was selected and she will start as soon as possible. During their search, the town's animal control needs were being met by the Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue.
Smith and Mrs. Bills said they would like to hire some additional help.
"We would like to get someone else so they can work together and spell each other and take some time off," Bills said.
The board also accepted the low bid for materials for the East Main Road Water project and the low bid for the configuration of a new server for the town's offices, Smith said.
At a meeting on Aug. 5, town officials also approved modifications to two existing towers located on Douglas and Person roads.
"The modifications are being done to make these facilities part of AT&T's '3 G' network,"said Jonathan Taber, a lawyer representing AT&T. Taber said each tower would be given new antennas and new equipment, adding the move would provide customers with better service and a wider coverage area.
"It's an upgrade in technology," he said.