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Plans to renovate the Denio Memorial Library on John Street in the Village of Akron are moving ahead, Newstead Councilman Thomas George said Monday night.

Cost estimates and other information will be available for review at the board's Jan. 5 work session, George said. After architectural and building plans are outlined, board members can determine the priorities so the project can proceed, he added.

In addition to improving accessibility for the disabled, the project will include expansion of children's services and programming, more comfortable seating and upgrading office and staff facilities.

The town is responsible for capital improvements to county libraries. Officials have indicated the present library is growing and needs more space.

In another matter, Supervisor Donald C. Holmes said signs posting the new 45 mph speed zone on Dye Road from Hunts Corners Akron Road to Clarence Center Road have been put up.

The board also was questioned by resident Jim Murphy on a cable rate increase, which goes into effect in January. Holmes noted that the Town Board does not have control over cable raises but indicated the contract will be reviewed to determine when it comes up for renewal.

In other business, the board gave approval to the Newstead Fire Company to purchase a Cyclone II pumper truck and loose equipment for $232,543, and gave final site plan approval for MGA Research Corp. at 12790 Main Road to construct improvements.

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