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Main Street in East Aurora between Elm Street and Olean Road may change from a wide two-lane thoroughfare to a three-lane street with a center lane for left turns only if state Department of Transportation recommendations are accepted by the Village Board.

Mayor John Pagliaccio told the Village Board Monday that the village has been seeking advice from the state for several years for a plan for better traffic flow on Main Street and at the west-end traffic circle.

The mayor said the DOT has suggested that cross-hatched triangular zones be brightly painted at the points where three streets enter the traffic circle. These "safe zones" would be off limits to vehicles, he said.

A proposed left-turn lane from Oakwood Avenue to Hamburg Street needs more study on the problems for trucks, the board decided. A public hearing will be required after all information has been accumulated, Pagliaccio said.

The board received a letter from the residents on Griggs Place listing a lack of curbs, poor sidewalks, inadequate drainage and a road surface higher than the sidewalks as the major problems on their street.

The residents said the letter was a "reminder" to the village of a verbal commitment by two trustees to reconstruct the street within two to five years.

Trustee Donald Meade noted he had told the residents he would take their comments to the board for discussion. Trustee William Green added that it was his impression that this was the residents' understanding.

The mayor said that a response is necessary from the board explaining the procedure for choosing capital projects. He said that Griggs Place "would be put in the hopper along with other streets."

The board approved spending $3,000 in community development funds for the development of an adult day-care center and $13,083 making the East Aurora Boys and Girls Club accessible to the handicapped.

The trustees discussed the possibility of village participation in the Northern Recycling Council, which is planning a $4,000,000 recycling center on Walden Avenue in Depew.

In other matters, the board:

Approved a bid of $24,429 from Roberts Equipment for roll-off containers for recycling.

Scheduled a public hearing for July 16 on a proposal for a stop sign at King and Persons streets.

Approved a request for a sidewalk sale in the Aurora Village Shopping Plaza.

Entered executive session at the close of the meeting to discuss a contract for emergency services.

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