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County sets fees for weights and measures, hires director

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 December 2017 at 9:58 am

ALBION – The Orleans County Legislature voted last week to approve fees for the weights and measures director for inspecting and testing devices and systems.

The Legislature also hired Ronald P. Mannella to serve as the new weights and measures director on a provisional appointment. Mannella is the son of Ron Mannella, the Gaines highway superintendent.

The younger Mannella will be paid $39,143 annually. He starts on Jan. 3.

The position used to be run out of the Highway Department but has been moved to the Health Department.

The Legislature established the following fees for weights and measures (effective Jan. 1):

SCALES (Up to and including 15 kg (33 lb.) capacity)

Each of the 1st five scales/establishment – $20

Each after 1st five – $10

Over 15 kg and including 300 kg (661 lb.) – $40

Over 300 kg and including 1500 kg (3,307 lb.) – $100

Over 1500 kg and including 7000 kg (15,432 lb.) – $140

Over 7000 kg and including 23000 kg (50,706 lb.) – $160

Over 23000 kg (50,706 lb.) – $200

Tank batch and crane scales – $200

WEIGHTS – FIELD STANDARD (Class F)

Up to and including 3 kg (7 lb.) – $8

Over 3 kg and including 30 kg (66 lb.) – $16

Over 30 kg and including 300 kg (661 lb.) – $32

Over 300 kg and including 1200 kg (2646 lb.) – $60

LINEAR FIELD MEASURES

Up to 1 m (39 in.) – $4

Over 1 m and including 16 m (52 ft.) – $8

Over 16 m and including 31 m (102 ft.) – $12

Over 31 m – $20

Fabric measuring devices – $20

Wire and cordage measuring devices – $40

LIQUID MEASURES AND DEVICES

Liquid measures 20L (5 gal.) or less – $8

Liquid pump (hand operated) 20L (5 gal.) or less – $20

PETROLEUM DISPENSING AND MEASURING DEVICES

Single dispensing pump – $20

Dual dispensing pump – $40

Blend dispensing pump – $40

Grease and oil pump – $8

VEHICLES

Metering systems 300L/min (79 gpm) or less – $100

Metering systems over 300L/min – $120

Compartment calibration:

Up to and including 3000L (793 gal.) capacity – $40

Over 3,000L and including 6,000L (1,585 gal.) capacity – $80

Over 6,000L and including 12,000L (3,170 gal) capacity – $120

Over 12,000L capacity – $240

STATIONARY PETROLEUM METERING SYSTEMS

Up to 400L/min (106 rpm) – $100

Over 400L/min including 2,000L/min (528 rpm) – $120

Over 2,000L/min including 4,000L/min (1,057 gym) – $140

Over 4,000L/min – $160

BULK MILK TANKS

Up to 3,000L (793 gal.) capacity – $40

Over 3,000L and including 6,000L (1,585 gal.) capacity – $80

Over 6,000L and including 12,000L (3,170 gal.) capacity – $120

Over 12,000L capacity – $240

TIMING DEVICES

All commercially used devices where time is a basis for charge – $4

Devices owned or operated by government agencies – No charge

TAXI METERS – $40

WITNESSING FEE

(Fee administred when costs are incurred by the Director of Weights & Measures when inspecting and certifying equipment where Privately owned calibrated equipment is being used)

0-2 hrs – $100; 2-4 hrs – $200; 4-6 hrs – $300; 6 hrs and above – $400

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