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The Town Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Town Hall, 3311 Wende Road.


The town will hold three "visioning sessions" this week to collect input from residents about what direction they want it to take. The information will be used to guide creation of the comprehensive plan for the town.

The sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. All three sessions will be held in Hutchinson Hose Fire Hall, 5005 Sheridan Drive.
Also this week:
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 an update on the district's construction project at Windermere Boulevard Elementary School.

Completion of a second-story classroom addition, originally scheduled for last fall, has been delayed because of problems originating with an uneven roof slab. An administrator has said the project may not be completed this school year.


The East Aurora Village Board meets in regular session at 8 p.m. Tuesday on the second floor of Village Hall, 571 Main St.
Also this week:
East Aurora School Board, 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the library of the Middle School, 430 Main St.


The Common Council is expected to send to committee a proposed agreement involving the Adelphia Communications project when it meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday on the 13th floor of City Hall.

Most lawmakers said they hope to move swiftly to review and approve the incentive package, clearing the way for construction of a high-rise operations center on the waterfront. The proposal is likely to be reviewed in detail during a committee meeting next week.

The public sector is contributing about $133 million to the deal, with the state contributing about 74 percent. The city's portion would amount to $15.5 million, or about 12 percent of the overall subsidy package.
Also this week:
The Council's Police Reorganization Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1417 of City Hall to discuss complaints about delayed responses involving the 911 emergency calling system.
The Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Room 209 of City Hall to review several human services and consulting contracts.


The Town Board will be asked to renew a pledge to contribute about $10,500 toward the expense of a master plan study of the Harlem-Kensington-Cleveland neighborhood at a work session of the board beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall, at Broadway and Union Road.

According to previous discussions, Amherst would pay about $18,000 toward the study of the aging business district on the border of the two towns, officials said. The issue is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. on the meeting agenda.
Also this week:
Cheektowaga-Sloan School Board, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, 165 Halstead Ave.
Traffic Safety Commission, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Town Hall, Broadway and Union.
Cleveland Hill School Board, 7 p.m. Wednesday, 105 Mapleview Road.
Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Town Hall, Broadway and Union.


The Planning Board will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall, One Town Place, and review the following requests:
Amended concept approval for the second phase of the proposed senior citizen living complex at 6015 Newhouse Road.
Concept plan approval for a 100,000-square-foot office/manufacturing warehouse facility at 5630 Shimerville Road.
Amended concept approval for a multiuse development on Harris Hill Road between Greiner Road and Sheridan Drive.


The School Board will hear the next in its series of presentations on the 2001-2002 proposed school budget Thursday at its 7 p.m. regular meeting.

The presentation will be on the BOCES special-education and regular special-education budgets, according to school officials' plans.

The meeting will be held in the board room at the district's office, 591 Terrace Blvd.


The Planning Board will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Town Hall, 1910 Bowen Road.
Also this week:
Town Board, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Town Hall.


The Angola Village Board will meet for a regular board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Village Hall, 41 Commercial St.
Also this week:
Town Board, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Town Hall, 8787 Erie Road.


Village residents can tell the Village Board what they think of the proposed 2001-2002 budget at a public hearing at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in Village Hall, 100 Main St.

The $6.1 million budget carries a tax rate of $11.75 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, up 33 cents per $1,000, or about $26 on a house assessed at $80,000. The 2.9 percent tax increase is the first in four years.
Also this week:
The School Board will begin reviewing the upcoming budget proposal for the 2001-2002 school year when it meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Boston Valley Elementary School, 7476 Back Creek Road, Boston.
The Village Board will conduct a work session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the regular meeting following at 7.
Frontier Central School Board, 7 p.m. Tuesday in Frontier Educational Center, 5120 Orchard Ave.
Blasdell Village Board, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Village Hall, 121 Miriam Ave.
Hamburg Planning Board, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave.


A proposed master plan to guide Lackawanna's future course in its residential, commercial and industrial areas will go to the Common Council at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with earlier debate possible in a caucus at 6:30.


The Town Board will meet at 8 p.m. Monday in Town Hall, 21 Central Ave. Work session is at 7.

Orchard Park

The Town Board will conduct a public hearing on eliminating the town's ordinance against political signs when it meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Municipal Building, 4295 S. Buffalo St.

The board is also expected to discuss Benderson Development's proposed project for property near the corner of Route 20 and Routes 24 0/2 77. The company plans to expand the existing Kmart plaza to house a new Tops supermarket and at least one other tenant.

Town of Tonawanda

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board, wrestling with a way to overcome a series of fiscal setbacks, discusses the coming year's school budget at a special 2:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday in district headquarters, 1500 Colvin Blvd.

Ken-Ton, Erie County's second-largest suburban district, is losing $2 million over the next few years -- $700,000 of it in the coming budget -- because of a tax settlement with the Huntley Steam Station. Praxair, another major taxpayer, is also seeking a big tax cut.

The district is also trying to determine how to pay for millions of dollars in repairs it had hoped to finance with the $66.3 million renovation bond rejected in December.

The district is also waiting to see the impact of a charter school set to open in September in Kenmore.
Also this week:
Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave., Kenmore.

The board will consider a request from Dr. Ashvani Gulati to build a medical office building at Delaware and Ferndale avenues, in front of Mount St. Mary High School.

Gulati needs two variances from the board so that he can build the offices with a canopied drive-through window and with fewer parking spaces than are required by town law.

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