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Where we live: Hamburg


The Town of Hamburg’s Department of Youth, Recreation and Senior Services is accepting household scrap metal items at its annual “Scrap-A-Thon,” which begins Monday.

Kitchen and home appliances are among the items that will be accepted at the Hamburg Recreation Center (Nike Base) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, through autumn.

“People have the opportunity to rid their homes of unwanted scrap metal and at the same time, help us to expand programs and services through a fundraiser for the Hamburg Recreation Foundation,” said Recreation Supervisor Tim Jerome.

Donors also may drop off such items as discarded barbecue grills, lamps, string lights, electrical cords, automotive batteries and can openers. The scrap may be dropped off at a dumpster in the rear parking lot, on the right side of the Ice Arena, at the Hamburg Recreation Center, 2982 Lakeview Road.

Items that will not be accepted include trash or garbage, hazardous materials, wood, plastic, furniture or bedding, tires or rubber, television sets, stereos or computers, paint cans, aerosol cans or liquid propane tanks.

The Recreation Foundation was established as an independent 501 c-3 nonprofit organization that raises funds to implement the town’s updated Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

This week:

• The Hamburg Village Board will hold a joint special meeting with the Planning Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Architectural Review Committee at 7:15 p.m. Monday at 225 Long Ave. The agenda includes a discussion with neighbors of the proposed senior housing on Main Street.

• The Town Board will conduct a work session at 6 p.m. Monday in Conference Room No. 1, followed by a regular meeting in the board room in Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave.

• A regular meeting of the Hamburg School Board will be held Tuesday at Union Pleasant Elementary School, 150 Pleasant Ave. The meeting starts at 6 p.m., with a hearing on the district’s code of conduct. The board plans to conduct an executive session at 6:30 p.m. and then resume the open session at 7:30.

• The Hamburg Village Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Village Hall, 100 Main St.

• A meeting of the Village of Hamburg Planning Commission begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Village Hall.

The Blasdell Farmer’s Market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave.

• The Village of Hamburg’s Environmental Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Village Hall.

• Hamburg Public Library, 102 Buffalo St., is host a “groundbreaking” picnic at 4 p.m. Thursday. Construction of the $2.6 million, 6,600-square-foot addition has begun.

• A meeting of the Village of Hamburg’s Traffic Safety Committee begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in Village Hall.

• The Village of Hamburg Recreation Trails Task Force will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Village Hall.

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

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