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Village will sell former firehouse

Hamburg Village Board members Monday night decided to sell the former village firehouse on Long Avenue to Apex Agricultural Products Extension.

The company had been renting the village property the past four months. The board accepted the bid of $85,000 for the building and 85-by-85-foot lot at 43 Long Ave.

Mayor Thomas J. Moses Sr. said it is hoped the company will upgrade the building and expand its operations.

Also Monday night, board members adopted the 2012-13 budget, which will increase the tax bill on the average house assessed at $100,000 by $49.

The $8.81 million budget includes about $1 million for the repair and replacement of several streets. The village also will buy a new police patrol car and radios for the Fire Department.

There are no pay raises for elected officials, but union and non-union staff would see increases.

The increase in the tax levy, or total amount to be raised by taxes, is 2.7 percent, bringing it to $6.13 million, which is under the cap of 4.2 percent.

The tax rate will go up 2.65 percent, to $19.01 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.

Board members also approved the revised site plan for Zetti's Pizza & Pasta on Lake Street at Highland Street. The revised plan moves handicapped parking to the Lake Street side of the building.

The board also conducted its reorganizational meeting, including the swearing in of newly re-elected trustees Laura Hackathorn and Paul Gaughan.