Town Board members agreed on Monday to allow work to move forward on Mount View Drive, although the exact cost of the project won’t be finalized for a couple of weeks.

During a board work session at Town Hall, members granted Highway Superintendent Steve Reiter permission to begin milling and drainage work on the department’s 2009 road projects, including Mountain View Drive, Autumn Lane and Niagara Street.

Reiter has budgeted $425,000 for the project, although Town Engineer Robert Lannon told the board on Monday he estimated the work will cost $385,000. Lannon said his estimates did not include costs for trucking or labor.

“Our assumptions were fairly conservative,” Lannon said.

Board members directed Lannon to review the figures again with Reiter and come back with a final cost figure in two weeks.

In other matters, the board:

n Requested an updated list of equipment needs from the town’s highway department. Board members asked for the list in response to a request from Reiter for the purchase of a $270,000 tandem dump truck.

Supervisor Fred Newlin suggested the town seek grant funds to support the truck purchase and check with neighboring municipalities to see if it might be possible to buy the truck through some sort of partnership.