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The Town Board board Tuesday rejected two requests for zoning changes and gave informal approval to a third.

The board rejected Anthony Noah Builders' request to rezone property on Mayle Court from R-1 to R-2 to allow him to build seven duplexes.

Vernon Hout of Mayle Court and about a half-dozen residents of Mayle Court said the duplexes would create a traffic problem and would change the atmosphere of the neighborhood that consists of 17 single-family homes.

The board also refused the request of James Richner, owner of the Jetport Lounge on Porter Road, to rezone his property next to the restaurant from business to R-2.

The board said the area already has too much traffic congestion and a duplex would not fit into the predominantly commercial area. The board was not ready to vote on a request for a rezoning from light industrial to commercial for 14 acres of land that is partially in the City of Niagara Falls and partially in the town.

Patrick Berrigan, an attorney representing the property owners, said his clients are ready to put up a commercial retail development that would have two retail stores totaling 250,000 square feet.

Because of the start-up engineering costs involved, Berrigan asked the board to indicate how it will vote when the matter comes up again. All the board members said they favored the rezoning.

The board scheduled Planning Board hearings for 6:30 p.m. Monday and scheduled a 9 p.m. meeting that same evening to negotiate a contract with the town's volunteer fire departments.

The board scheduled its reorganizational meeting for 8 p.m. Jan. 2.

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