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Town of Wellsville: YMCA support, Dyke Creek levee repair, planning board has an opening


Michael T. Baldwin Reports

The Town of Wellsville is continuing its program relationship with the Wellsville YMCA. During its monthly meeting Wednesday night, the Board gave the organization a check for $25,000 which is used for scholarships for kids who need financial assistance to participate in programs. YMCA officials told the board that 32% of the membership base received a financial scholarship and more than 500 youth have participated in free community events. 103 Wellsville students are involved in the School Age Child Care Program while 38 infants and toddlers now enjoy the new Early Learning Center which opened in September.

Town Supervisor Shad Alsworth told his colleagues that the Dyke Creek Levee repair project had been completed for $200,000 less than originally priced. He said “we are very good stewards of taxpayer money” and added “we got it right.” Previously, the town had taken some criticism regarding the project. New York State and FEMA will pay for the cost of the project. *Stay tuned for pictures of the work and more details on the job from Supervisor Alsworth.

The Board was also notified that Ryan Gough had submitted his resignation to the Town Planning Board. Council member Mike Miller urged new volunteers to serve on the planning board, which will meet again at 7 p.m. November 14th at the airport. Miller encouraged residents to simply attend a meeting and see what is happening. In other town business:

–          The Board heard that progress continues on the new highway building and town hall. Alfred State College students are doing the bulk of the work and are attempting to get as much completed before the first snowfall.

–          Quicklee’s project: Nothing new to report

–          The Town is reviewing a new Site Plan Review Law

–          The Board has scheduled a public hearing for the Fire Protection budget for November 9th at 6 :30 and a public hearing on the 2023 town budget for 6:45 p.m. the same night. Both sessions will be held at the airport.

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