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Where we live: Hamburg


The Town Board has extended the moratorium on digital signs for another six months.

The board placed a moratorium on the electronic variable signs in November while the Zoning Code Review Committee updated regulations. But the committee needs more time to draft new rules.

Lawmakers decided to take a look at the regulations because many of the signs require variances from the Zoning Board of Appeals. Some variances are for setback distances, while others allow more than one sign within 1,000 feet of each other.

Meanwhile, the board has approved borrowing $1 million toward the $2 million reconstruction of the Hamburg Senior Community Center on Southwestern Boulevard. Financing was bundled with other capital sewer and water projects in a $6.83 million bond anticipation note.

Also this week:

• The Hamburg Village Board will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m. Monday, followed by a regular meeting at 7, in Village Hall, 100 Main St.

• A regular meeting of the Frontier School Board begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Frontier Educational Center, 5120 Orchard Ave.; following an executive session, the open session resumes at 7. A special meeting also has been called for 7:30 a.m. Thursday, to accept the results of the 2014-15 budget vote and School Board election.

• A meeting of the Village of Hamburg’s Architectural Review Committee begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Village Hall.

• The Village of Hamburg Economic Development Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Village Hall.

• The town’s Planning Board has a work session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 7B in Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave.

• The Blasdell Village Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Village Hall, 121 Miriam Ave.

• The Hamburg Farmers Market runs from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the village’s municipal parking lot, with entrances on Main and Union streets.

• Reservations are being taken for Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center’s 22nd annual nature cruise and Buffalo Lighthouse tour June 8. Limited seating is available for cruise, where guides discuss local geology – including the formation of the Great Lakes and Niagara River, as well as fisheries, aquatic biology, birding and historic points of interest. After the cruise, there will be a tour of the Buffalo Lighthouse. Call 627-4560 or visit www.penndixie.org for more information.

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