PERSIA - The town of Persia has appointed a new supervisor following the passing of the former town supervisor. Deputy Super-visor Paula Schueler was appointed following her resignation as councilperson.
Prior to the start of the meeting, a moment of silence was held in honor of Mel LeBar. LeBar passed away in June and the town board approved the appointment of Schueler to fill out the rest of the supervisor's term ending Dec. 31.
The supervisor's position will be on the ballot in November, according to Town Clerk Denise Trum-pore.
"I know I have big shoes to fill, but I will try my best with all your help," Schueler said.
Once Schueler resigned as councilperson, there was an empty seat on the town board. Robert Dingman had expressed interest in the vacant position and was appointed to councilperson. His position will be on the ballot in November with his term ending Dec. 31. Also on the ballot will be John Walgus' council position; he was appointed when councilperson Harry Ackley resigned.
The town board will also hold a public hearing on the "Right to Farm Act" law at its next board meeting on Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. Peter Johnson Jr. and Nancy Kota were appointed to the Gowanda Ambulance Board and the board passed a resolution to support the Hollywood Theater applying for a grant through the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The highway department was given permission to purchase a snowplow.
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