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>Pagano to present village budget Tuesday

FREDONIA -- The 2006-07 village budget will be presented by Mayor Frank Pagano when the Village Board meets Tuesday.

Pagano said during a workshop session Tuesday night that he is removing all capital projects from the budget and will make further cuts before presenting it for board review. The mayor noted department budget requests have increased by $400,000 from this year.

The board also will interview final candidates for the position of village administrator and plans to make a decision after the interview.

The Village Hall meeting has been moved to Tuesday, from Monday. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. instead of 7:30 p.m.


>Board tables law on rental properties

SILVER CREEK -- The Silver Creek Village Board tabled a law regulating rental properties following a public hearing Tuesday evening.

Mayor Ed Newman urged that consideration of the measure be delayed until the board's next meeting on March 13, adding that anyone who owns or is planning to construct multifamily housing in the village may want to review a copy of the proposal, which is on file in the village clerk's office.

The law, Newman said, addresses a variety of rental issues, including construction, exterior protection, plumbing and maintenance. The new code would be enforced by the village's building code inspectors.

The law encompasses multifamily housing, lodging quarters and single-family rentals.


>Chadakoin Riverwalk aided by $150,000 grant

JAMESTOWN -- Rep. Brian M. Higgins, D-Buffalo, has announced a $150,000 grant from the National Park Service for the Chadakoin Riverwalk.

The grant is in addition to the $1.6 million Higgins secured for the Jamestown Downtown Connector Trail project in the federal transportation bill passed last year.

A new section of the Riverwalk to be built by the city eventually will extend the trail the entire length of the Chadakoin River within the city limits.

The new section will consist of an 8-foot-wide pedestrian/bike path extending from Fairmount Avenue through Chadakoin Park to Clifton Avenue.


>Student service is focus of talk by interim dean

FREDONIA -- Leonard E. Faulk, interim dean of lifelong learning and graduate studies at Fredonia State College and executive director of the college's Center for Rural Regional Development and Governance, was scheduled to discuss the importance of student service in "Making a Difference: The University and Civic Engagement" at 4 p.m. today in the Williams Center.

A reception to honor Faulk, recently retired as the college's associate vice president for academic affairs, was scheduled to follow the speech. Attendees are asked to make a donation to the Len and Carole Faulk Graduate Scholarship Fund of the Fredonia College Foundation.

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