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Long-term use of storage trailers is prohibited under a local law approved by the Hamburg Town Board Monday night.

The trailers are considered eyesores and those most visible will be the first targeted for enforcement, according to Councilwoman Kathleen Courtney Hochul.

Kurt Allen, supervisor of building inspections, estimated that about 20 trailers will be affected by the law, which provides fines of from $25 to $50 per violation.

Construction trailers are allowed if permits, good for up to six months and costing $50, are obtained. The law defines long term as six months or longer.

On another matter, the town continues to hear from residents opposed to a proposed amphitheater on the Hamburg Fairgrounds with four more letters noted Monday. Letters of protest will be shared with the directors of the fairgrounds, Supervisor Patrick H. Hoak said.

It would be up to the town Planning Board to decide on the the project, Hoak said.

Another controversial project, a proposed solid waste transfer station in Blasdell, will be the subject of public hearings at 2 and 7 p.m. April 13 at the Newton-Abbott Fire Hall, 3426 Abbott Road, Councilman Mark Cavalcoli said.

The Town Board opposes the project and Cavalcoli urged residents to voice their opposition at the hearings, sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

The town might seek preferred party status in order to present its arguments to an administrative law judge that the project deserves a closer, harder look for environmental reasons, he said.

In other action, the board:

Called a public hearing for 7 p.m. April 10 to consider Vincent Bonerb's request that 27 acres at 4409 South Park Ave. be rezoned from C-3, Office District, to Planned Unit Development for a combined residential-office-commercial use.

Approved a $38,655 bid for the purchase of five "lot tot" structures for the Meyer, Woodlawn, Clifton Heights and Misty Meadows playgrounds and the Lake View Road Recreation Center.

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