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Complaints raised on traffic

Traffic issues in the Bergholz area came up Monday before the Town Board.

Residents complained of an increase in the number of vehicles passing through the hamlet and of apparent disregard for speed limits.

Residents say backing out of driveways and making left turns onto Ward have become difficult during peak rush hours.

With an increase in home building and an 86-lot subdivision proposed nearby, traffic is not expected to decrease, officials said.

The board also agreed to reduce the speed limit to 30 mph on Old Falls Boulevard and Schultz Street in response to complaints of speeding by vehicles going to and from the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District Administration Building.

Bob Schimschack, who said he lives across Schultz from the building, presented the board a petition of about 40 signatures that requested action on the situation. Schimschack said he would also bring the petition to the School Board.

Demler noted that he had a Niagara County sheriff's deputy watch the area but found no need to conduct a formal study.

The board will ask the school superintendent to deal with the situation with district employees.

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