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Alden

The Town Board will hold a work session at 7 p.m. Monday in Town Hall, 3311 Wende Road.

Amherst

A special meeting of the Town Board will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Town Hall, 5583 Main St., Williamsville, to approve the request for proposals for St. Mary of the Angels Motherhouse. The board also will set a deadline to receive the proposals.
Also this week:
The Recreation Commission meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Pepsi Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive.
The Industrial and Commercial Incentive Board is holding a public information session at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Town Hall to discuss redevelopment assistance becoming available through the Industrial Development Agency.

Brant

The Town Board will conduct a public hearing at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in Town Hall, 1294 Brant-North Collins Road, on a proposal from Nextel Communications to add a communications system to the Sprint communications tower on Milestrip Road.

A public hearing on a proposal from Donald Arcara for a used-car lot and public garage at 10962 Southwestern Blvd. is scheduled at 8:20 p.m. The board's regular meeting starts at 8.

Buffalo

Concerns about the proliferation of used-car dealerships in some neighborhoods will be discussed at 2 p.m. Monday during a special meeting of the Common Council's Legislation Committee in Room 1417 of City Hall.
Also this week:
Efforts to increase involvement of minority businesses in construction projects will be discussed at 10 a.m. Monday when the Common Council's Minority Business Enterprise Committee meets in Room 1417 of City Hall.
A recommended budget for Dunn Tire Park will be reviewed by the Common Council Finance Committee at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers, on the 13th floor of City Hall.
The Common Council's Education Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers on the 13th floor of City Hall. Lawmakers will receive an update on proposed school construction. They also are expected to be briefed on changes under discussion in the history and social studies curriculums.

Cheektowaga

Continuing efforts to lessen the impact of Buffalo Crushed Stone quarry operations on the Bellevue section of Cheektowaga are the subject of a meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall, at Broadway and Union Road.
Also this week:
Maryvale School Board, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Bennett Administration Building, 1050 Maryvale Drive.
Cheektowaga Central School Board, 7 p.m. Monday, junior-senior high school, 3600 Union Road. The board may decide whether to negotiate a project labor agreement for $19 million in building construction work, proposed several weeks ago by a coalition of building trades unions.
Sloan Village Board, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Village Hall, 425 Reiman St.
Environmental Advisory Committee, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Town Hall, Broadway and Union Road. This clearinghouse committee is preparing to send plans for a $70 million expansion at the Walden Galleria to the Town Board for final approval.
Cheektowaga Conservation Advisory Council, work session, 10 a.m. Saturday, Town Hall, Broadway and Union Road.

Clarence

School Board, 6:45 p.m. Monday, high school lecture hall, 9625 Main St. The meeting will begin with a 15-minute public input session on next year's district budget. A regular meeting, which will include budget discussion, follows at 7.
Also this week:
Town Board, regular board meeting, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Town Hall, 1 Town Plaza.

East Aurora

Village Board work session, 7 p.m. Monday, basement conference room, Village Hall, 571 Main St.
Also this week:
Aurora Town Board regular session, 7 p.m. Monday, Town Hall, 5 S. Grove St., East Aurora.

Eden

Town Board regular session, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Town Hall, 2795 E. Church St.

Elma

Zoning Board of Appeals, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Town Hall, 1910 Bowen Road.
Also this week:
Town Board work session, 8 a.m. Wednesday, Town Hall.

Grand Island

The Planning Board is set to issue its opinion on two controversial building proposals Monday.

The board will consider a plan to build a Wilson Farms convenience store and gas station on Ransom Road in the town. The board also will consider a request from Robert Mesmer to build a 2,000-foot private airstrip in his Love Road back yard.

The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Road.

Hamburg

Town Board, 7 p.m. Monday, Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave.

Lackawanna

School Board work session, 7 p.m. Monday, Middle School cafeteria; regular board meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday, High School cafeteria.
Also this week:
Residents who want to know what county and city planners have in mind for the future of their city can view a proposed comprehensive plan on file in Lackawanna Public Library.

A public hearing is set for 3 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers in City Hall with planners on hand to answer questions. The city will ask the Council to approve the plan Feb. 20.

Lancaster

School Board, 7:30 p.m. Monday, board room, J. Norman Hayes Building, 177 Central Ave.

Orchard Park

The Village Board will address a special-use permit for a building to replace Orchard Downs when it meets Monday night at 8 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 4295 S. Buffalo St.

The board will conduct the public hearing necessary before considering the permit to build a 9,979-square-foot, multitenant office building at the village's signature intersection.
Also this week:
The School Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in South Davis Elementary School, 51 S. Davis St. The board is expected to act on the appointments of a construction management firm for a proposed new high school and of a firm to handle the environmental impact study.
The town Planning Board meets at 7:30 Wednesday in the Municipal Building. Among the board's agenda items is a request to build a 3,000-square-foot Louie's Texas Red Hots restaurant on vacant land on the south side of Southwestern Boulevard west of Abbott Road.

City of Tonawanda

Tonawanda School Board budget advisory meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday; regular meeting, 7 p.m., administration office, 202 Broad St.

Town of Tonawanda

The Kenmore Village Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday on the village's plans to reconstruct the sidewalks and underground utility lines on Crosby Avenue. Some residents are concerned that the village will cut down 100-year-old trees as part of the project. The village will plant new trees in their place. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave.
Also this week:
The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board will decide whether to offer universal prekindergarten classes when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the community room of Hoover Elementary School, 199 Thorncliff Road, Town of Tonawanda. The meeting is preceded by a 5:30 to 6 p.m. board work session.

West Seneca

The first draft of the school district's $77.7 million budget for the coming school year -- a 5.5 percent increase over this year -- will be unveiled at a meeting of the School Board at 7 p.m. Monday in West Elementary School, 1397 Orchard Park Road. School officials say they expect the budget to include the first tax increase in three years, though they say it's too early to determine the size of the increase.

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