ARKPORT — The Hornellsville Planning Board is continuing to review the town’s current fee structure for building permits, with the panel expected to suggest some changes to the town board later this summer, councilmen were told at a board meeting Tuesday night.

Chairman Joe Dick briefed officials on the planning board’s work, including looking at the cost of building permits as well as establishing a Hornellsville road opening permit. Councilmen had previously asked the Hornellsville Planning Board to study the building permit issue and bring back recommendations. That study is moving forward, the town board was told.

“We are working with the codes officer, Mr. (Bob) Mooney. We are (reviewing) the fee structure for building permits,” Dick said.

Supervisor Dan Broughton said Hornellsville wants to bring its building inspection fees more in line with other municipalities in the region.

Another area under discussion is requiring a permit to open up a road to do construction work, and an explanation of what the town expects as far as returning the road to its previous condition.

"We are looking at three or four different communities, and their fee structure, and the type of fill they must use to put (the road) back in," the planning chairman said.

Dick told councilmen when to expect the planning board's report.

“Hopefully, we will have something for you next month or probably in September,” Dick said.

Meanwhile, Councilman David Oakes presented the Hornellsville Highway Department report for June, listing a full slate of projects taken on by Superintendent Jason Emo’s department over the previous 30-day period.

Jobs included:

- Cleaned the ditch on Ellis Road and lined it with stone.

- Graded Cunningham Creek Road and then placed oil and stone on the road.

- Assisted at the cemetery, cleaning ditches and placing number 6 stone.

- Helped Fremont complete some oil and stone work.

- Fixed a washout problem on Windfall Road.

- Cleaned ditches on Bald Hill Road and Lisman Lane.

- Peeled the shoulders on Industrial Park Road.

- Cold patched potholes around town.

- Continued to work on a salt brine permit with New York state after a shutdown of all towns by the state.

The Highway Department report was accepted unanimously by the town board.