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NEWSTEAD SEEKS SIGNS OR SPEED ZONE ON ROAD

Newstead town officials agreed Monday to submit to Erie County a request for a speed zone or signs on Fletcher Road.

In a letter to the Town Board, resident Lisa J. Warner expressed concern over danger to neighborhood children. She said traffic on the road is at times too fast. There are a curve and a sign that warns drivers to slow to 35 mph, she said, "but many still do not slow to an acceptable speed."

Mrs. Warner suggested additional signs warning drivers of children at play and/or creating a 35 mph speed zone.

"There are at least eight small children ranging in age from newborn to 7 years old living in a stretch of less than one mile," she said.

In another matter, the board received notice of property additions and deletions to the Clarence-Newstead and Alden-Newstead agricultural districts, following a review by the County Legislature's Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board and the county Department of Environment and Planning.

In other business, the board was notified of a legal matter involving the negligent design, construction, workmanship and planning of a newly built home at 7557 Greenbush Road.

Major problems and defects in the roofing, fireplaces, heating, electrical systems and numerous other areas were noted. The cost of repairs is estimated at $250,000.

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