MAYVILLE – During his 2013 State of the County address, Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards announced that the Department of Public Facilities’ construction crews will continue to report to the Sherman Shop this summer. In addition, the County and Village and Town of Sherman will move forward in analyzing highway consolidation efforts.
In a media release earlier this week, Edwards expanded on the announcement, saying the decision to keep the Sherman Shop open this summer is based on the commitment his office received from the Village of Sherman and the Town of Sherman to enter into a professional analysis of collective highway efforts. The county executive said The study will determine if we can bring potential savings to taxpayers by maintaining the same services, but by sharing a single facility for all three of these operations and sharing our resources.
The study is expected to be completed by next summer. After it is reviewed, a decision will be made on the future of highway operations in Sherman.