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Champion Town Council OKs block grant funding


WEST CARTHAGE — With no one asking to speak at the public hearing, participation in the Community Development Block Grant funding through the state Office of Community Renewal was approved Aug. 5 by the Champion Town Council.

The joint proposal with the villages of Carthage and West Carthage and the town of Wilna will continue the housing rehabilitation program that began in Carthage in 2008 and continues with CDBG funding now available in all four municipalities.

The board also approved fall cleanup days Sept. 6 and 7 at the transfer site on Card Road.

During those two days, bulky miscellaneous items will be accepted at no cost.

No oil paint cans, chemicals or other hazardous items will be accepted.

The transfer station is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Used tires may be dropped off Aug. 26 to 29 at the town barn, 20260 County Route 47, in the hamlet of Champion.

The council also reappointed town assessor William M. Vargulick for the term that runs to September 2019.

To cover during vacations and other absences, Mariah Strife was appointed as deputy clerk at a rate of $13 per hour.

Lou Ann Cesario was appointed to the Planning Board to replace Stephen Eddy, who resigned recently due to work commitments.

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