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West Seneca town employees who are called up to active duty with military reserve units will have full medical and dental benefits for six months.

The Town Board Monday extended the coverage to the reservists on leave from town duties. The board last month had extended benefits to a police officer in the reserves, and councilmen said another town worker has received word his unit will be leaving for the Middle East soon.

The board also agreed to consider time served in the military as time worked for the town so employees would not lose service longevity used to calculate vacation and sick benefits.

"This would apply to any town employee who is summoned to active duty from reserve status," said Councilman Christopher P. Walsh.

On another matter, Walsh said he would have liked to appoint Mark P. Lazzara full-time director of the Youth Bureau Monday night but will wait until the board's reorganization meeting next month.

Walsh said there was not enough support for his motion Monday because the town would have had two people being paid for the same job.

The Town Board made the director's position full time in June. Margaret A. McLaughlin, the part-time executive director of the Youth Bureau, is not seeking the full-time job. Lazzara works for the Youth Bureau.

In other action, the board reassigned several police officers. At his request, Donald Kubicki will be reassigned from detective on temporary duty to police officer. Desk Lt. Richard Graff will become a detective on temporary duty, and Officer Patrick Shea will become desk lieutenant. The men begin their new jobs Dec. 30.

Police Chief Bruce W. Manning said winter parking hours are in effect, with parking prohibited on town roads from 1 to 7 a.m.

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