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The Akron Village Board has appointed Daniel D. Shonn village attorney and decided to keep on the former one to handle special projects.

Shonn, a former Village Board member with a practice in Buffalo, replaces longtime Village Attorney Thomas J. McElvein, who announced his retirement last month.

Mayor Michael F. Charles said Shonn would be paid the current salary for the post through March 31.

Early this month, Charles proposed retaining McElvein as a "special projects attorney" at his current rate of pay.

Shonn told board members meeting recently that he has learned a lot from McElvein and "is happy to serve the village again."

Shonn is reviewing a draft of the village's electrical inspections law and a letter from Six Flags Darien Lake, a customer of the village's water system, about current water rates.

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