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Historic Edition:
April 29th, 2010
Vol. 29  No. 30

Bids accepted for Town Hall expansion

Newstead Town Board members accepted bids for the expansion of the Town Hall at Monday night’s meeting. Lemur Construction was approved as low bidder for the base bid in the amount of $518,300.00. Besch Mechanical was awarded the contract for HVAC in the amount of $35,,850.00; Witburn Electrical the contract for electrical in the amount of $42,800.00; and Kimil Construction the contract for plumbing in the amount of $37,975.00 There were no bids on the sprinkler system and that item will be rebid.

Four seeking seats on the Akron Central School Board of Education

Four candidates have filed petitions to run for open seats on the Akron Central School Board of Education next month. Mark Bramley, David Penn, Richard Hegmann, and Phillip Kenline are seeking election to one of the three at-large vacancies on the Board created by the expiration on June 30, 2010 of the terms of Board members Patricia Buckley, Richard Hegmann and Timothy Morgan. All seats are for three-year terms and the three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be declared elected.

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Town adopts rules for community building use

Rules were adopted Monday night for use of the downstairs meeting room of the Newstead Community Building at John and Franklin Streets. Newstead Town Board members adopted the rules at their April 26 meeting. Civic organizations, not-for-profit groups, youth sports organizations and scouting groups may request use of the meeting room on a first come, first served basis. Requests for reservations must be submitted to the Newstead Town Clerk on an application form available at the Newstead Town Hall, not more than six months in advance of the date requested.

Town and Village to offer electronics recycling event Saturday

The Village of Akron and Town of Newstead will host a free residential electronics recycling collection event this Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Village of Akron Clerk Daniel Borchert, a long-time proponent of providing this service for residents, spent months researching and coordinating the effort which received support from both the Village and Town Boards. Computers and electronics may contain hazardous waste elements such as lead solder, mercury, cadmium and beryllium. “Monitors, CRT’s and televisions may contain any where from 4 to 8 pounds of lead, Mr. Borchert notes. “These types of equipment need to be recycled properly in an environmentally sound manner.”

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