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AROUND TOWN <br> PUBLIC MEETINGS IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES THIS WEEK

Amherst Tops Friendly Markets is asking for permission to install a gas station outside its store at 9660 Transit Road. The Amherst Zoning Board of Appeals will consider the request at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Town Hall, 5583 Main St.
Also this week:
The Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in Town Hall
The Town Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Town Hall.
The Golf Oversight Committee will get an update on the Audubon Golf Course at its meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Pepsi Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive.
the Amherst Industrial and Commercial Incentives Board will discuss ways to give tax breaks to small businesses in Eggertsville and the Harlem Road-Kensington Avenue area when it meets at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Town Hall council chambers.
The Solid Waste Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall to hear updates on the waste water treatment plant and compost facility.
The Saratoga Park Society wants to hear residents' ideas about solving vandalism and other problems and what direction the park should take at a meeting 10 a.m. Saturday in the cafeteria of Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway.
The Amherst Central School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the district office conference room at Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway. The agenda includes a progress report on the district's $8.1 million capital construction project.
Williamsville's Historic Preservation Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room of Village Hall, 5565 Main St.

Aurora

The East Aurora Village Board hopes to hire a new engineering consultant Monday night to help assess contamination found at the Oakwood Avenue building that it owns and which the town is renovating into a new Senior Citizens Center. The meeting will be at 8 p.m. in Village Hall, 571 Main St.

The village is looking to develop a cleanup plan that ultimately would be approved by state officials. Work will have to stop temporarily at the site when remediation gets under way.

Also at the board's regular meeting, a public hearing will be held on a proposal to turn the former Village Place building at 687 Main St. into a bistro restaurant. The proposal comes from Aurora Venture Properties, which recently bought the home that housed a e dress shop/bridal boutique.

Cheektowaga

A vacant furniture store showroom across from Salvatore's Italian Gardens is slated for a face lift in a plan the Town Board will review at a regular meeting beginning at 6:45 p.m. Monday in Town Hall at Broadway and Union Road.

The 40,000-square-foot building at 6450-70 Transit Road, south of Genesee Street, would get a new facade, courtyard entrance and landscaping. About half would be converted to professional offices and the rest leased to small business tenants, officials said.

Also this week
Cheektowaga-Sloan School Board, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, 165 Halstead Ave., Sloan.
Traffic Safety Commission, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Town Hall, Broadway and Union.
Environmental Advisory Committee, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Town Hall, Broadway and Union.
Cleveland Hill School Board, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mapleview Road campus.
Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Town Hall, Broadway and Union.
Conservation Advisory Council, work session, 10 a.m. Saturday, Town Hall, Broadway and Union.

Clarence

The Clarence Planning Board will hold a work session at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Clarence Town Hall to discuss ongoing developments with the town's master plan.

Officials mainly intend to address land use and zoning issues in the master plan. The board hopes to submit a draft of the plan to the Town Board by the end of the year.

Depew

The Depew School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday and discuss conducting a feasibility study to look at consolidating services with the Lancaster Central School District.

Erie County Executive Joel A. Giambra and Lancaster School Board President Georgette Pelletterie are expected to attend the meeting. Giambra has offered county funds to cover the cost of a study.

Evans

The Lake Shore Central School district will hold its first regular meeting of the new school year at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Middle School, 8855 Erie Road, Angola.
Also this week:
The Angola Village Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Village Hall, 41 Commercial St.
The Evans Town Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall, 8787 Erie Road, Evans.

Grand Island

The Town Board meets at 8 p.m. Monday in Town Hall, Whitehaven and Grand Island boulevards, to discuss a proposal to license commercial snowplow operators on the island.

Hamburg

A meeting to update the public on developments at the former Nike Base on Lakeview Road in Hamburg will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Lake View Fire Hall, Lakeview Road. Representatives of the federal and state agencies involved and GZA GeoEnvironmental of New York, the town's environmental consultant, will be present.
Also this week
Village Board, 7 p.m. Monday in Village Hall, 100 Main St. A work session will start at 6 p.m.
Town Board, work session, 5 p.m. Monday in Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave.
Frontier Central School Board, 7 p.m. Tuesday in Frontier Central High School, 4432 Bay View Road.
The Hamburg School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room of the Administration Building, 5305 Abbott Road, Armor.

Lackawanna

The City Council holds its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in City Hall, 714 Ridge Road.

Lancaster

The Town Board meets at 7 p.m. Monday for a work session. The regular meeting follows at 8 p.m. Both meetings will be held in Town Hall, 21 Central Ave.

Orchard Park

The Orchard Park Town Board will discuss the state Department of Transportation's plans to lower the speed limit on Behm Road from 55 mph to 45 mph when the board meets at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Orchard Park Municipal Building, 4295 South Buffalo St.
Also this week
The Orchard Park Town Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Municipal Building.

Town of Tonawanda

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board meets at 2 p.m. Monday for a vote on whether to put a $66.3 million renovation bond -- the largest of its kind on the Niagara Frontier -- on the ballot in November. The meeting is at district headquarters, 1500 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. An executive session is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., followed by the public meeting.

If approved by the board, the proposed renovation measure would go to voters in a special Nov. 14 referendum.

The proposal is a downsized version of the nearly $100 million bond rejected by voters in mid-June.

Major features of the new plan include building six new elementary school classrooms -- two each at Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lindbergh -- and constructing a new wing for Kenmore Middle School.

All library media centers in the elementary and middle schools would be renovated, and enlarged to about 3,000 to 3,250 square feet. Other classrooms, including those for music and art, would also be enlarged, and several playgrounds would be overhauled.

Every school would receive either a new roof or partially replaced one. Work to provide access for the disabled would also be performed where needed.

State aid would pay for 95 percent of the first $2 million of the project and about 60 percent of the rest. Local taxpayers foot about $25.8 million of the bill.

City of Tonawanda

The Tonawanda City Council will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall, 200 Niagara St.

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