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VACANT LOT TARGETED FOR PLAYGROUND

A village-owned lot on Sanilac and St. James streets is being targeted by the Depew Village Board as the possible site of a new outdoor recreation area.

The village hopes to use Community Development Block Grant funds to construct a playground area and a basketball court on the property, Mayor Robert Kucewicz told the board Tuesday.

The exact cost of the project are still being determined, but playground equipment alone has been estimated to cost about $15,000, Community Development Coordinator David Mazur said.

The project is one of several being proposed by village officials, who last year received $86,000 in Community Development Grant funds. The last major community development project completed by the village was the senior citizens center on Manitou Street.

The board has scheduled a public hearing on community development projects for 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Municipal Building.

In other business, the board set March 18 for the next village election. Voters will elect three trustees and a village justice to four-year terms.

The board approved a recommendation by Trustee Francis Roscoe to notify the county Health Department about a rodent problem at the old Dresser Industries complex.

The board also awarded the following contracts: $10,998 to Cyncon Equipment of Henrietta for a reversible snowplow; $6,334 to Custom Carpets for Police Department carpeting, and $11,561 to Spoth Enterprises Inc. for traffic-signal improvements.

The board also agreed to donate an obsolete Public Works Department motor to Erie Community College. The motor will be used as a teaching aid.

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