LAKEWOOD – The Jamestown Post-Journal is reporting today that officials in Busti and Lakewood have reached a long-term contract agreement on police services. On Monday, the Busti Town Board passed a resolution agreeing to a five-year contract that was already passed by the Lakewood Village Board on May 13.
Since last year, officials from both municipalities have been discussing a new long-term contract agreement for police services. The town of Busti contracts with the village of Lakewood for services from the Lakewood-Busti Police Department.
The last five-year agreement between the two entities ended in 2012. Under terms of the agreement, the town of Busti will pay for 37 percent of the police department’s budget, with that amount being based on the police department answering around 37 percent of calls outside of the village. Prior to the new agreement, the town was paying for just 28 percent.
In other business, there will be a public hearing scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday, June 3, for a special-use permit for the business expansion at Southern Tier Brewing Company.