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The village will stop buying water from the City of Dunkirk Thursday.

Just under two months after it began making such purchases, the Village Board approved a resolution Monday night to end it.

The village began purchasing water on Aug. 3 as a way to stabilize the water level in the reservoir.

"The reservoir is holding its own," Mayor Frank Pagano said Monday. "I am confident if we get enough rain this fall, we can keep the level up. I want to thank Dunkirk for the help in time of need."

In other action, the board decided to act as lead agency for the environmental review of the Canadaway Creekside Village Feasibility Study. The area involved is the bank of the creek south of Main Street.

Consultant Peter J. Smith of Buffalo will do the study at a cost of $40,000. The state Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation will give the village a $20,000 grant. Chautauqua County will add $10,000 and the village will pay $10,000.

Also, the board proclaimed next week "Fire Prevention Week." The community-wide fire drill will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 as part of the program. All residents are encouraged to have a plan to evacuate their homes in case of fire and to review fire safety measures.

Finally, the board heard a presentation from Tania Werbizky of the Preservation League of New York State. She discussed the formation of a historic district. The board is considering adding historic overlay districts to the proposed zoning ordinance. The village has one historic district, the Barker Common Historic District in the downtown area.

The board decided more information is needed about how designations are made and how surveys are taken and to review a model ordinance. Once the information is received, the board will discuss it among the members, Pagano said. If the board decided to proceed, the Fredonia Preservation Society will be consulted.

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