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Gaines will pave Brown Road this year

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 February 2020 at 9:14 am

Town Board also sets March 9 for public hearing on fire protection contract with Albion

GAINES – The Gaines Highway Department is planning to pave 1.3 miles of Brown Road this year, Town Highway Superintendent Mark Radzinski said during Monday’s Town Board meeting.

The town last year paved 1.2 miles of the road from Ridge Road to near the Brown Road Golf Course, the former Pap-Pap’s Par 3.

This year the paving will go from near the golf course to the village line.

The Orleans County Highway Department is expected to help with the project, using its paving machine.

The town has $130,000 set aside for the project, with the state expected to provide about $47,000 in CHIPS (Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program). The CHIPS amount is uncertain until the state budget is passed.

The Town Board also set a public hearing for 7 p.m. on March 9 at the Town Hall for a proposed fire contract with the Village of Albion. The town is to pay the village $105,000 in fire protection in 2020, which is up from $102,000 in 2019.

The board also voted to seek bids for lawn mowing services in 2020 at the Town Hall and the town cemeteries. Those bids will be voted on March 9.

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