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The Angola Village Board Tuesday night scheduled several public hearings on proposed laws to address quality-of-life issues in the village, including prohibiting abandoned motor vehicles and obstructing sidewalks, as well as setting a curfew for children under the age of 17.

Mayor Lou Atti said the laws are part of the village's effort to clean up and revitalize the Main Street business area.

"It's all part of the task force plus things the village was concerned about," Atti said about the new laws.

Residents have complained at previous Village Board meetings and to the police about young people congregating on sidewalks in front of apartment buildings on Main Street.

That was one of the issues that prompted the village to create a task force to look into the revitalization of its Main Street business district. Some of the areas the task force is looking into are enforcement of existing building and fire codes, new building codes, police enforcement, beautification of village owned areas, planning, zoning and funding.

The six public hearings, all set for 8 p.m. March 19, deal with proposed laws to prohibit: the storage of abandoned or junked, discarded or inoperable vehicles; parking of inoperable vehicles on highways and public parking lots for more than three hours; the obstruction of sidewalks and the parking of motor vehicles on the street right of way. Other hearings will deal with property maintenance and a curfew for children under 17.

World traveler plans library program

George Mansius, Orchard Park's world traveler and explorer, recently returned from a visit to Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island.

He will share his scenic slides and commentary at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Orchard Park Public Library, 4570 S. Buffalo St. This is one of a series of free programs sponsored by the Friends of the Orchard Park Public Library.

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