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The Village of Alden is located on the eastern border of Erie County approximately 20 miles east of Buffalo. Incorporated in 1869, the Village of Alden is a rural/residential community with a population of 2605 -Census 2010.

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August 31, 2018

From Mayor Michael Manicki

Village Water: What I Hope People Learned Last Week
• Your water supply is safe
• It does contain minerals that make it hard but can be mitigated with a water softener
• Your bill is a combined water and sewer bill.  Water is 41%.  Sewer is 59%
• Rate: Currently $6.00.  Will rise to $8.53 if we switch to ECWA
• Our current rate is competitive with other municipalities including town water district when all costs are included.  See the water rate comparison
• We do plan to connect to ECWA as an alternate source but will not borrow money.  We have applied for a grant to pay for it.
• We mailed 1021 resident surveys to the same address as water/sewer bills are mailed to. 260 were returned. 66% said they wanted to retain village water either because they are happy with it or do not want to pay the increase for ECWA

August 29, 2018

15,000 gallons of usage per quarter
Alden rate effective 8/1/18

Village/Source   Rate      3 Mon. Cost 1 Mon. Cost

Alden: Wells   $6.00/1000+$22 per Qtr   $ 113  $ 37.66

Akron: Reservoir  $8.20/1000 (2000 gal. minimum)  $ 123  $ 41 

E. Aurora: ECWA  $4.06/1000 gal.+$56 Debt and O&M  $ 117  $ 39

Springville: Wells  $3.00/1000+$28 O&M per month  $ 129  $ 43

Town of Alden
Exchange St. Water Dist.  
ECWA Charges  $3.17/1000+$19.65 O&M per Qtr   $   67.20 $ 22.40
Ave. Town Charges*        $ 261.25 $ 87.08
Total Water Cost        $ 328.45 $109.48

*Town charges include water district debt service, maintenance and hydrant fees charged on the customer’s property tax bill. 
  Does not include ECWA and contractor fees to tap in to the system.

Community Outreach Meeting

District 8 Erie County Legislator John Bruso will be holding a Community Outreach meeting at the Village Municipal Building on Thursday, October 25, in the Board Room at 6:30 pm. All Alden residents are encouraged to attend with any questions relating to Erie County. Thank you.

Reflective Address Markers

Did you know the Alden Hook and Ladder Fire Company sells reflective address markers? Only $15 for the marker, installation and post are included for free. Order yours today, it may help save your life, or someone you love. If the fire company cannot find you, they can’t help you. Pick up your order forms at the Village Hall, 13336 Broadway.

Village Board Meetings

The Village Board meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.  The next meetings of the Alden Village Board will be held on Thursday, October 25,  work session 6:30 pm, board meeting 7:30 pm.  Thank you.

Village Crosswalks

There are three designated village crosswalk that intersect Broadway at Westcott, Emerson and Church St. State law requires drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, particularly if a pedestrian is in a crosswalk. This law is in effect all year long, even when the signs are not in the roadway. Thank you.

Solicitor's Permits

No person shall engage in the occupation of peddling and hawking within the Village of Alden, without first obtaining a permit from the Village Clerk’s Office. If you are approached by a salesperson, please ask to see their permit. If they do not have one, they can be reported to the Erie County Sheriff’s non emergency number 858-2903 or the Village Clerk’s Office 937-9216 ext. 110. Thank you.