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Fayette mulls making highway super, town clerk appointed jobs

Town Attorney Steve Ricci has been directed by the Town Board to research the steps required to make the highway superintendent and town clerk appointed positions.

Both are now elected positions.

If the board decides to move in that direction, a referendum would be required and town voters would decide the issue in November.

Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti said 91 towns in the state have an appointed highway superintendent and 37 towns have an appointed town clerk. Several years ago, town voters approved eliminating the elected tax collector position and incorporated those duties into the clerk’s responsibilities.

In other action, the board:

• WATER PROJECT — Approved hiring Mary Chappell from Municipal Solutions Inc. of Cananadaigua to consult and provide financial advisory services for the town-wide water project.

Also, the town is working with Hunt Engineers and engineering consultant Jason McCormick on grants and studies for a sanitary sewer project that would go from Seneca View Drive along the east shore of Seneca Lake to the Lowe’s Home Improvement Center on Routes 5&20 in the town of Waterloo. A representative from Hunt will make a presentation at the board’s April 11 meeting.

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