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July 11, 2013

Flood had little effect on town

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Work could start as early as this fall, Smith said.

In other town news, at Wednesday’s meeting board members:

• Approved spending $4,800 for a rural broadband study. Smith said the study will find gaps in the town’s high-speed Internet coverage.

The Town Board met Monday with Niagara County Legislator David E. Godfrey, R-Wilson, who is spearheading an initiative to bring high-speed Internet to the more rural locations in Niagara County. It was estimated that 15 percent to 20 percent of the Town of Lockport’s homes lack Internet service.

• Re-appointed Jill Lederhouse as the Town of Lockport assessor for a six-year term.

• Approved the purchase of two signs from Ulrich Sign Co. totaling $1,590. The first is a permanent sign that will be installed at the Gaskill Soccer Fields in Day Road Park. The current sign’s Plexiglass covering is beginning to melt, said Councilwoman Cheryl A. Antkowiak.

The other sign is to dedicate the Lockport Town Court on Dysigner Road as the Wesley F. Arnold Town Court. Arnold was a town justice for 26 years and a Lockport elementary principal for 27 years.

Arnold was a town councilman for five years and was active in the community.

• Reminded residents of two events. The first is townwide brush pickup, which will be Monday. All items must be out on the curb by 7 a.m. Councilman Paul W. Siejak said.

The other is Community Day, which will be held from 1 until 4 p.m. July 21 at the Town Hall on Dysinger.

Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241 or follow him on Twitter @joeolenick.

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