LeRay Wants More $$$ To Plow Evans MillsPosted: Updated:
For decades, the town of LeRay has been snow plowing the roads in the village of Evans Mills. Since 2008, the village of Evans Mills has paid the town of LeRay $11,000 a year to do the job. This year the town of LeRay is asking for $25,000 to do it.
In April, the village offered $11,000 a year for the next four years. In May, the town of LeRay board rejected that offer and were unable to reach a consensus for some sort of counter offer. Before the village received its rejection from the town though, village officials went ahead with another plan.
"We had also started to go through a grant to buy a snow plow, which we have now," said village Mayor Robert Boucher.
He says the town and village are still in negotiations and the village is waiting for a counter offer from the town.
All of this comes amid a long and sometimes bitter dispute between the town and village over the town wanting to build an access road in the village to a new highway barn it wants to build.
We reached out to LeRay Supervisor Ron Taylor, who didn't want to speak on camera. He did tell 7 News that the town board has no counter offer at this time and it's not something the board has on its agenda for its next meeting June 14.
Taylor commented on the village's new snow plow and says, "At this point, let them plow their streets. They'll find out what it's all about."