CASSADAGA - The Cassadaga Village Board recently went into a lengthy executive session to deal with negotiations. During this meeting, Morgan Jones, a senior partner from the firm Seaman Jones Hogan & Brooks, LLP. joined Mike Norris, the usual attorney from this firm which advises the village board.
During the executive session, an accountant from Bahgat & Laurito-Bahgat, who was to give her report, left, pressed for time. That part of the meeting will be rescheduled.
Nothing was decided in the executive session, according to Mayor LeAnn Lazarony.
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Trustee Mike Lehnen considers some of the written information at the recent Cassadaga Village Board meeting. Lehnen cast the lone nay vote on some of the motions presented having to do with the water project.
However, once the trustees returned, a number of measures approving payment to contractors involved in the water project were passed. Payment was authorized for contract four, involving D & H, to correct an error on the amount authorized. A change order was issued to pay for the cost of a screen for the well.
Payment for some of the work done by Frey Well Drilling was also approved. Trustee Mike Lehnen quietly cast the lone nay vote on some of these measures.
According to Brian Doyle from GHD Inc., the firm which is overseeing the water contract, the next step is to work on the pump house and the piping connected with it.
The well has been redeveloped and is scheduled to undergo a step test this week. As reported previously, the Village had been expecting to get about 400 gallons per minute from the well. During unsuccessful step tests, it was found that once the flow was stepped up to over 290 gallons per minute, sand and silt entered the system. The recommendation was made that the well be tested no further than 275 gallons per minute. This will be the level for the upcoming test.
The board also noted that there were some complaints about water quality on Mill Street. Lazarony, addressing public works supervisor Thomas Fetter, said, "Let's get that taken care of."
Fetter and the board discussed whether it might be necessary to flush the water system more than twice a year.
In other matters:
The board decided to attempt to bring back the Labor Day parade to the village and formed a committee that will deal with it.
Trustee Ron DeChard noted that a fountain was a suggestion for the Ames Park in Cassadaga. The board is looking for ways to "make the park more friendly."
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