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Board silent as Wheatfield gives up $750,000 grant for sidewalks on Krueger Road
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Board silent as Wheatfield gives up $750,000 grant for sidewalks on Krueger Road

by Joseph KisselJuly 10, 2017

“Do we have a second?” Supervisor Robert Cliffe asked Wheatfield town board members Gil Doucet, Larry Helwig, Randy Retzlaff and Arthur Gerbec regarding his resolution to accept a $750,000 grant to build a sidewalk on Krueger Road.

Wheatfield own board members Arthur Gerbec and Larry Helwig during Supervisor Robert Cliffe’s attempt to get a second regarding his proposal to build a sidewalk on dangerous Krueger Road.

Silence.

“Gentlemen, I need a second to proceed.”

Silence.

Wheatfield town board member Gilbert Doucet during Supervisor Robert Cliffe’s attempt to get a second regarding his proposal to build a sidewalk on dangerous Krueger Road.

“We don’t have a second so I should limit my own conversation. But I think this is a unique opportunity and a unique situation. And if we can get this job done and make it safer for the people. If my children lived in that area or my grandchildren lived in that area, I would want to see this sidewalk.”

“The cost of the sidewalk is being handled out of of our savings account, our fund balance. I don’t think there would be a risk down the road aways of running out of money because of this one project. I do think we should proceed.”

“Do we have a second?”

Silence.

Wheatfield own board member Randy Retzlaff during Supervisor Robert Cliffe’s attempt to get a second regarding his proposal to build a sidewalk on dangerous Krueger Road.

“Without a second we cannot proceed,” Cliffe said.

“This is … on hold.”

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Joseph Kissel
Joseph Kissel is a journalist, editor and photographer.