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LIBRARY PANEL BACKS PLANS FOR NEW BUILDING

Newstead Councilman Thomas George Monday announced that the Buffalo and Erie County Library Building Advisory Committee has recommended approval of plans for the town's new library to the Central Library Board of Trustees.

"It's a pretty critical element," George said. "We're fortunate. This has been a very smooth process."

Construction of the new library, that will serve a growing population in the town and village, would require demolition of the existing buildings located on the north side of Main Street, adjacent to Village Hall.

It was noted that the location of the new library will significantly help in revitalizing the community and also give rise to other projects that will "enhance the quality of life in the community."

Plans call for improving accessibility for the handicapped, expanding children's services and programming, and upgrading office as well as staff facilities.

In other matters, Councilman Gerald F. Summe reported on the town's five-year contract with Amherst Fire Control. He discussed an enhanced radio system and noted that the town pays 10 percent for some of the equipment it leases.

In other business the board:

Determined that it does not want to impose additional burdens upon wastewater facilities in the town which may also be regulated by the county Health Department and state Department of Environmental Conservation. "If they are presently being adequately regulated."

Received Supervisor Donald C. Holmes tentative 1999-2000 budget for special districts.

Heard Councilman Summe report that he met with Town Engineer Andrew Casolini on water supply regulations for Water District 5, which should be ready Oct. 19.

Announced that the town received a sales-tax check in the amount of $28,869.45.

Was told plans for Water District 7A in the Fletcher Road area will be submitted to the county Health Department this week.

Appointed Summe to the Akron Central School District's Superintendent Search Advisory Committee.

Scheduled a public hearing for 7:50 p.m. Oct. 11 to gather input from the public on projects for federal Community Development Block Grant funds.

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