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AMHERST DELAYS NAMING BROWN PLANNING DIRECTOR

The Amherst Town Board Monday postponed appointing Charles O. Brown, longtime assistant planning director, to planning director.

Sources said that in return for supporting Brown, Supervisor Susan J. Grelick wants to pick his assistant.

Two current Planning Department staffers are under consideration for the No. 2 post, Gary Black, Ms. Grelick's choice, and Daniel Howard, whom Brown prefers, sources said.

Both appointments are the supervisor's, subject to Town Board confirmation. The board also:

Scheduled decisions for Aug. 4 following public hearings on rezonings requested by Monro Muffler/Brake at 2865 Niagara Falls Blvd. and Enterprise Rent-a-Car at 7078 Transit Road.

Approved amendments to the Code of Ethics clarifying responsibilities involving conflicts of interest and transaction disclosures.

Approved the rezoning of 2681 Niagara Falls Blvd. for a self-service storage business.

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