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Council seeking to change status of clerk position

The Tonawanda Common Council unanimously approved a policy manual change to the city's deputy city clerk position, placing the job in a higher pay grade.

The move came as a result of the city's efforts to downsize and reconfigure the city clerk's office in recent years. The position will now pay $29,987 a year.

The Council also enacted a law to provide a property tax exemption for Cold War veterans who served from 1945 to 1991. A public hearing on the exemption will be held Nov. 4 in City Hall.


Highway Department sets rules for leaf pickups

Amherst residents may rake their leaves and brush them out to the curb for pickup by Highway Department crews through Nov. 30.

Leaf piles may contain leaves and grass clippings only. Brush should be set out separately.

Mixed piles of leaves and brush will not be picked up because they cannot be composted, Highway Department officials said.


Comment period extended on N-waste proposal

The public comment period on the proposed disposition of nuclear wastes at a Town of Tonawanda site has been extended by 30 days, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday.

Nov. 28 is the new deadline for comments on the proposed plan for the "Seaway Site" off River Road. Comments will be reviewed and evaluated before the corps makes a final decision on the cleanup remedy.

A combination of containment and excavation has been proposed for low-level radioactive wastes generated by the nation's nuclear weapons program.

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