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Board honors Fasano for military service – News – The Evening Tribune

BELMONT — The Allegany County Board of Legislators has honored some 260 or so military veterans over the last number of years, but as Board Chairman Curt Crandall noted Friday, only one is also a member of the Alfred University Hall of Fame.

The board honored Joseph Fasano before Friday’s regular meeting. Fasano played three seasons (1951-53) of varsity football at AU, during which time the Saxons were 17-2-2 with one undefeated season.

“He was one of the best ends I ever had at AU. He could have played in Division I,” legendary AU coach Alex Yunevich once said.

During his time in Alfred, Fasano was also embarking on a military career. He went to Paris Island for boot camp in 1951 while attending Alfred University and went through the Platoon Leadership Corps, a program similar to ROTC.

He was active duty in the Marine Corps from 1954-1957, and later served in the reserves from 1962-1991. Fasano achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel with a primary specialty of combat engineer, company commander and battalion legal aid officer.

Fasano was Alumni Director for 10 years at AU and is a past president of the Alfred Lions Club. He has also been active with American Legion Post 702 in Wellsville and the Hart Comfort House.

Shared services

Director of Planning Kier Dirlam and Planning & Development Specialist Michelle Denhoff presented the county’s latest update to the Shared Services Plan. The Planning Department is hoping for increased participation from local governments in 2020 to identify more significant savings for taxpayers.

“Anything you can do to encourage your communities to actually participate would be thoroughly welcome,” Dirlam told legislators.

Resolutions

Dr. Christopher Depner was appointed Coroner’s Physician. The County also agreed to pay $1,000 per month for his services as Medical Director.

The county approved an agreement with Olean General Hospital to provide autopsy services.

Ray Parlett, Ricky Whitney, Melinda Rounds and Linda Edwards were reappointed to the Traffic Safety Board. Shawn Grusendorf was appointed to replace Dustin Burch.

Bridge replacements on Bush Road in the Town of Almond and Narrows Road in the Town of Burns were approved.

29,000 was transferred from Account No. H1629.200 (Building Improvements – County Clerk) to Account No. H1903.200 (River Bank Repair – Courthouse) to cover a portion of the funding needed to repair the river bank behind the courthouse.

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