By Jann Wiswall

The Town of Mansfield’s roads will benefit from some recently awarded state funds, as well as a $4.3 million county road project.

This year’s NY Consolidated Local Streets and Highway Improvement Plan (CHIPS) funding to the town will total nearly $130,000, as reported to the town board by supervisor Bob Keis. Plus, Keis said, the state is providing an additional $29,638 for Mansfield road paving projects.

Also this year, Cattaraugus County will be reconstructing County Rd. 13 (Maples Rd.) from the intersection with Kent/Hencoop Hollow Rd. to the intersection with Hollister Hill Rd. The project includes resurfacing the entire road, straightening out and widening certain sections of the roadway, replacing a bridge and more at a cost of $4.3 million. Kent Road will be used as a detour. No start date has yet been announced.

Keis also reminded the board that Monday, May 2 is bulky trash pick-up day for town residents.

Residents may discard up to ten items, all of which must be put out on the edge of the road by Sunday, May 1. Each road will be picked up only once. Dry paint in cans, appliances (excluding refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners), furniture and other bulky items will be picked up. The following items will NOT be picked up: regular garbage, tires, batteries, used oil, brush, barbed wire, chemicals, hazardous waste, automobiles, dead animals or animal waste, construction waste, propane cylinders. Non-Mansfield residents who discard items on Mansfield private property may be subject to prosecution.

The next meeting of the town of Mansfield board will be held on Monday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the town hall. All are welcomed.