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BUSINESS OWNERS WILL HAVE INPUT IN NEW NOISE ORDINANCE

Lewiston Village Mayor Richard F. Soluri made plans to meet with business owners before adopting any new noise ordinance, and said discussions on the plan will continue at the board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday.

"We are still in the discussion stages and are still a few steps away from adopting an ordinance," said Soluri.

Trustee William Geiben had also asked for a report to be prepared on the rights and responsibilities of skateboarding along Center Street.

"It is a major safety issue. Kids are attracted (to Center Street) because it has a good pitch for skateboarding," said Geiben.

He said that because skateboards are legal, the village needs to give children some place to ride them.

Soluri noted that most of the roads under discussion are state roads, where skateboarding is prohibited.

"We want kids to have fun, as long as they are courteous to pedestrians and don't deface (village) property," Soluri said.

Geiben said there have been complaints about the Town of Lewiston's Pletcher Road skateboard park because it is so far out of the town center.

Alternative sites in the village are being discussed and include putting up temporary skateboarding apparatus in the park behind the Village Hall or in Kiwanis Park.

Recreation Director Marianne L. Gitterman has been looking into the costs of installing temporary apparatus as children have been using makeshift jumps and runs out of such objects as park benches.

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