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Posted on February 24, 2014 at 12:11 PM by PattiAnn Schultz
The Town of Webster Highway Department continues to do a great job in what is becoming a very trying winter. Our salt supply is holding up right now because Webster believes in sensible salting. Some towns that apply the salt until you can see pavement are now out of salt and paying over $80.00 per ton to purchase salt. Webster has a full salt barn at this time and we are still under contract to purchase salt at $38.00 a ton.
Potholes are a nightmare right now and as we see them or get phone calls about them on town roads we send a crew out to put cold patch into them. Ridge Road or Route 404 has some real bad pot holes on it and because it is a state road we cannot fix them. If you see a bad pot hole please call 586-4514 which is the New York State line for reporting pot holes in this area.
There has been a lot in the news lately about COMIDA and the tax give-a-ways they support. The other side of the coin, which Webster is facing at this time, is a business supported by COMIDA that went bankrupt. At this time the town, County, School District are out tax dollars because of the PILOT Program COMIDA gave to this business and now they are not in business and we are being stiffed by this business for past PILOT monies.
We have contacted COMIDA about this however, at this time, we have not heard back from them. Remember COMIDA came to Town Hall and held a public meeting on this business and told us how great it would be for Webster – and now this. Also, this business was able to obtain a $250,000 grant from the State to help them out. Now the town, County and School District are left holding the bag for a bankrupt business that COMIDA agreed to support.
If the community remembers the Town Board authorized the hiring of five new police officers to attend the Police Academy in late 2013. The five recruits have been doing great work in school and just recently participated in the recent Polar Plunge in Lake Ontario along with their instructor and Webster Police Officer Deb Hart.
The academy is almost over with and the five will then spend six weeks on field training before being able to work alone patrolling Webster. The Town Board is very proud of the candidates and look forward to their swearing in ceremony here soon.
As always, if you should you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronald W. Nesbitt