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AURORA MOVING AHEAD ON LIBRARY RENOVATION

The Aurora Town Board Monday accepted a proposal submitted by Wendel Engineering of Amherst to examine the town's central library on Main Street as a prelude to renovate it.

In the past, numerous complaints have surfaced regarding the building, including the amount of asbestos used in the original construction. Each time, however, the asbestos level was found to be well within federal government standards.

At Monday's board meeting, Supervisor William Green said that several "proposals from architectural and engineering firms" were sought for "building renovations" and that Wendel's low bid of $10,472 was accepted. In coming up with design renovations, the whole cost of the project must not exceed $125,000, according to Green.

In other capital projects, the Center Street pump station is slated to be replaced at an
undetermined cost.

Green said the station was built and opened in 1971 when the new high school was constructed. The school district originally owned the structure but turned it over to the town in 1988 as more residential development occurred on Center Street. A public hearing on the project is scheduled for 8 p.m. April 24 in Town Hall.

In other business:

Recreation Director Sue Peacock announced that the town's annual Easter Egg hunt, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, will be held at 1 p.m. April 8 at the Warren Drive Community Park.

Authorized newly appointed Highway Superintendent Dennis Nourse to attend a seminar in Ithaca during the first week of June.

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