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Hamburg town officials are looking to limit just how long temporary structures can stay put, after a church last summer set up a worship tent and portable potty in the Scranton neighborhood. The church has since left. The issue outraged several neighbors who complained to town zoning officials.

The Town Board held a public hearing Monday night on the proposed local law that would limit temporary structures -- anything constructed or erected that requires a fixed location -- to 21 consecutive days.

The board is expected to vote on the matter at its
Oct. 25 meeting.

Town Attorney Richard Boehm said the amendment would be added to each of the residential zoned sections of the law, as well. "We hope this fills a need in the code and hopefully got it right," he said.

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