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Newstead residents are appealing to the Town Board to do something about dangerous conditions posing a safety
hazard on Bloomingdale Road.

The Town Board received a 21-signature petition seeking a reduction in the speed limit to 35 mph from 55 on Bloomingdale, east of Scotland Road to the Genesee County Line.

The petition said traffic in the area has increased "highly" because of the discount gas and tobacco on the Tonawanda
Indian Reservation.

The road is narrow, neighbors said, with very poor or no shoulders, making very dangerous conditions for both children and adults walking or bicycling. It is especially dangerous "just walking out to get the mail," they added.

Supervisor Donald C. Holmes said the petition will be brought to the attention of county officials.

In other business this week, the board announced that following extensive negotiations, an agreement has been reached with the owners of buildings on the proposed site for a new town library adjacent to Akron Village Hall.

Officials said the proposed purchase price is $120,000 for the property at 27-29 Main St. owned by John Rodeghiero and $110,000 for 31-33 Main St. owned by the Mark Kennedy Trust.

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