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BOARD OKS 15 MPH LIMIT NEAR SCHOOL

The Angola Village Board enacted a 15-mph speed limit Monday night near the J.T. Waugh Intermediate School during school hours.

The new speed limit will be in force from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. within 300 feet in either direction from the school building property line.

Lynn Stoessel, a resident, thanked the board for taking the action, but asked for help with enforcement. She also expressed concern about increased traffic near the school over the summer.

Stoessel said because the School District and the Town of Evans are joining forces to run recreation programs over the summer, the playground area will be open during the summer, increasing traffic on Woodward Street.

In other business, Mayor James Carlson said the village is moving ahead on plans to develop a comprehensive plan and will establish a committee within two weeks.

Carlson said village officials already have spoken to two consultants.

The board also approved a request of the
Evans Junior Olympics to use the gazebo and Centennial Park facilities from 7 to 9 p.m. July 21.

Iroquois honors former board member

The Iroquois Central School Board on Monday honored former board member Clifford Lochhaas with a Service Award.

Lochhaas has served on the board for five years and had chosen not to run again this spring. Board member Linda Riley called Lochhaas "humble, child centered, and caring."

She added that one of his stronger traits was his "common-sense approach to problem solving."

The board will review a report from the 20-member Kindergarten Committee on possibly expanding the program in the year 2003-04 school year, Superintendent Michael Glover said.

The panel's recommendations included considering lengthening kindergarten to a full-day program, The program would enrich and enhance what the district already offers, Assistant Superintendent Fred Wille said. It also would strengthen early literacy at kindergarten level, and expand the social and language development.

The board also voted to extend Glover's contract another year, through 2006. The extension includes no increase in benefits or salary, according to board members. While board members were reluctant to give Glover's salary, he told The News he earned $101,000 a year.

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