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$625,000 IN BONDS OK'D FOR SEWER SYSTEM

The Blasdell Village Board Wednesday authorized $625,000 in bonds to match state funding for additions to and reconstruction of the village sewer system.

The authorization, Deputy Mayor Ronald Sporyz said, was necessary to apply for $1.8 million in matching financing from the state.

"We have to show that if we get the funding we are willing to pick up our fair share," Sporyz said. "Our intention is not to go out to bonding."

The sewer district also serves adjoining areas of Hamburg.

During the public comment segment of the meeting, a resident complained that signs had not yet been posted at the playground stating the hours it is open and Town of Hamburg police were slow to respond to his complaint that youngsters in the playground were disrupting the peace after 9 p.m.

Mayor Ernest J. Jewett said he would investigate the signage problem and speak with the police.

In other matters:

The board set public hearings for 7 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Village Hall on a proposed local law setting a fee schedule for cellular towers and on a "pooper scooper" law.

The village will have a Halloween celebration sponsored by the Recreation Department starting at 11 a.m. Oct. 25 in Village Hall, Jewett said. There also will also be a dance in the evening for the older children, he said.

The board authorized Jewett to sign an agreement with the Western Regional Emergency Medical Services Board to continue providing services for the village.

The village will observe Red Ribbon Week with a rally at the Kmart on South Park Avenue, at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Red Ribbon Week is designed to encourage young people to fight drug and substance abuse.

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