MILO—Milo town board met for approximately 30 minutes July 20. The board scheduled a public hearing at their Aug. 17 meeting regarding a possible change of term for the supervisor from two to four years. Supervisor John Socha said if the term change is eventually approved, it would not take effect until 2012. A public hearing on the town’s proposed Comprehensive plan will also take place at the meeting.
In other business: Reporting on sewer and water, engineer for the town Wayne Ackart said, “It’s scary how well things are going. Everything is working the way it’s supposed to.”
• The board heard a progress report on the Himrod Water District Extension project from Larson Engineers representative Levi Zemak. A time extension was approved due to equipment delays however the time is still within project guidelines.
• Councilman Carroll Graves reported bids for roof replacement on the town hall were rejected. He presented information on a foam type of roof, asking that it be put out for bids. Socha said costs accelerated significantly when a pitched roof was considered so the town is back to doing a flat rood. Ackart said this type of roof is sa very viable option and will considerably decrease heat loss, calling it the best alternative. The cost is expected to be in the $30,000 range.
• Businessman Dale Lane asked about progress on regulations for multifamily residences and planning board chairman Jim Harris said the board is about half way through writing the document. He said the board would be glad to get Lane’s ideas.
• Zoning board of appeals chairman Bill Laffin asked land about modification to the ReMax sign on Rt. 54 which generated comment from residents at a recent town board meeting. Lane said town code enforcement officer Dan King told him he is in compliance with the sign which is now mounted on a trailer.
• Blaine Strauser was appointed to a term on the town planning board.
• The board also heard from two candidates for Yates County Legislature; Mark Morris and Patrick Galvin.
The next meeting of the Milo town board will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 17.