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AMHERST
The Town Board will hold a work session at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Town Hall, 5583 Main St., to discuss possible improvements to Bassett Park, on Klein and Youngs roads.

Town officials are considering a two-year improvement plan that could include restrooms and boccie courts.

A consultant will attend the meeting to discuss various ideas and their costs.

The Town Board will also be discussing a plan to develop land at 2250 Wehrle Drive, and a possible waiver on a 50-year moratorium that had been placed on the land.
Also this week:
Williamsville Village Board, 7:30 p.m. Monday. The meeting will be held in the conference room of Village Hall, 5565 Main St. The board is expected to appoint Daniel Urbanek of Scott Drive to the village Parks Committee. Urbanek would serve until the end of the 2000-2001 fiscal year.

The board is also expected to approve a permit authorizing the Town of Amherst to suspend a banner across Main Street at the Ellicott Creek bridge from Oct. 7 to Oct. 21 reading: "Amherst Chamber of Commerce Welcomes the North Atlantic Regional Championships, Amherst Pepsi Center."

Aurora

The East Aurora Village Board is expected Monday night to discuss a proposed six-month moratorium on certain property uses in areas of the village zoned commercial-manufacturing, primarily along sections of Main Street.

The board also is expected to debate the proposed larger signs at the new Tops store under construction at the edge of the Aurora Village Plaza and at other anchor stores in the shopping center.

The board meets in a work session at 7 p.m. in the lower-level conference room of Village Hall, Main and Paine streets.
Also this week:
Aurora Town Board, 8 p.m. Monday in Town Hall, 5 S. Grove St., East Aurora.

Buffalo

The Buffalo Police Department Training Academy has started a training program for police and community members on "What to Do When Stopped by Police."

The goal is for citizens to understand there are many reasons a person may be stopped by police, and for police to understand it is their responsibility to keep the encounter civil.

The next session is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday in the South District Station, 1847 South Park Ave.
Also this week:
Officials from the Scajaquada Little League will get together at 7 p.m. Wednesday to discuss what to do in the wake of a fire that destroyed the kitchen area and refreshment stand of the league's clubhouse at 715 1/2 Walden Ave. The meeting will be held in the Schiller Park Senior Center, 2057 Genesee St. A vote on whether to rename the league the New Scajaquada Little League is expected.

Cheektowaga

The Maryvale School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Bennett Administration Building on the school campus at 1050 Maryvale Drive.
Also this week:
Cheektowaga Town Board work session, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Town Hall, Broadway and Union Road.

Clarence

The Town Board is expected to hear a petition from Culligan Auto Place, 8129 Main St., concerning the construction of a building addition during the board's regular meeting Wednesday.

The automotive business is requesting a building permit for the construction of an 18-by-36-foot addition to its existing collision shop.

The board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall.

Depew

The Village Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Village Hall, 85 Manitou St.

Eden

Town residents will have a chance to discuss the town's proposed master plan at a public hearing beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Eden Town Hall, 2795 E. Church Road. A Town Board meeting will follow the public hearing.

The document sets goals for the next 15 years, and focuses on retaining the rural and agricultural areas of the town, keeping the residential development in appropriate areas, and encouraging economic development.

The comprehensive plan examines eight areas: rural character preservation; open space conservation; agricultural development and farmland protection; environmental protection; Eden Center redevelopment; economic development; growth management; and transportation.

Erie County

Members of the County Legislature's Social Services Committee will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday to discuss issues including the county's proposed plan to build a new youth detention center on East Ferry Street.

The current detention facility, which houses 8- to 15-year-olds, is overcrowded and in run-down condition and has lost its New York State accreditation.

The committee meeting is open to the public. It will be held in the Legislature's committee room on the seventh floor of County Hall, 25 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.
Also this week:
Erie Community College, monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees, 5 p.m. Wednesday in the blue boardroom of the South Campus, 4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park.

Grand Island

The School Board will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the theater of the Middle School, on Ransom Road. Staffing appointments, approval of club trips and formation of a ski club are on the agenda, as well as donation of equipment for the sports facilities.

Hamburg

The Town Board will conduct its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave.

Lancaster

The School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the cafetorium of the William Street School, 5201 William St.
Also this week:
Village Board, 8 p.m. Monday in the Municipal Building, 5423 Broadway.

Orchard Park

The next public meetings for the Orchard Park Plan are set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in the cafeteria of Orchard Park Middle School, 60 S. Lincoln Ave.

The format for the two meetings will be the same. For the first part of the evening the public can view historical maps of development, transportation maps, agricultural maps and other pertinent population data and projections.

Following this session will be an open discussion of urban sprawl, traffic congestion, pedestrian safety, business development, and preserving farms and open space.

The Orchard Park Plan is a cooperative effort among the town, village and school district. It is a land use study intended to help guide development throughout the town and village.
Also this week:
TVillage Board meeting, 8 p.m. Monday, Orchard Park Municipal Building, 4295 S. Buffalo St.
Town Board, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Orchard Park Municipal Building. Work session and budget workshop. Executive sessions regarding personnel are expected.

City of Tonawanda

The School Board will hold a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the administration building at 202 Broad St.

Town of Tonawanda

Town Board meeting, 8 p.m. Monday in the Municipal Building, at the corner of Delaware Avenue and Delaware Road.

The board is scheduled to hold a hearing on spending up to $150,000 to replace a garage roof at the Water Department maintenance building and on a request for a special-use permit from Hamister Development Corp. for self-storage units at 105 Hospitality Center Way, a restricted business district.

West Seneca

The West Seneca School Board will begin discussing the search to replace ousted School Superintendent Richard Sagar at a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in West Elementary School, 1397 Orchard Park Road.

Sagar has been given until June to find a new job in the wake of complaints about his conduct from teachers and employees. He has denied the allegations and contends they were made to discredit him during recent teacher contract negotiations.

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