Gateway plan rejected

Aside from the workload, Myers said there is the added danger of a highway setting that those maintaining the property would have to be involved in.

Still, Myers said, "If the town supervisor told our department to do it, we would do it, but I don't recommend it because we're having a tough time as it is."

Supervisor Mahan, however, did not back the gateway plan.

"We just don't have the money," Mahan said at the July 24 Town Board meeting when the resolution came to a vote.

Before voting against the proposal, Democratic Councilwoman Nancy Hernandez said, "Given our financial status, I just can't approve this right now."

Councilman Bob Becker, also a Democrat, said that he would like to see visuals of both proposals, the one with trees and shrubbery and the one without, as the one without would require less maintenance.

After the resolution was rejected, Hogan said was concerned that the town is missing its chance to beautify the gateway.

"I don't know where we go from here, to tell you the truth," Hogan said. "I think it's unfortunate that [it's] going to be 30 years before the median is redone.""

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