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DECISION ON COMPLEX POSTPONED

The Planning Board on Tuesday postponed a decision on the site plan for a 36-unit housing complex for low-income residents until 7 p.m. Friday.

Fredonia Commons is planned for Temple and Matteson streets. The project was reviewed by the Chautauqua County Planning Board on Monday, but not approved.

The Fredonia Planning Board received a letter Tuesday from the county board. The project will need a supermajority of four yes votes from the local board to be approved.

Chairman George Weaver, who said he did not have time to review all the documents received in the past few days, wanted to postpone the decision until the June 17 meeting.

Carl Guy, vice-president of Court St. Companies of Binghamton -- the developer -- said Tuesday he had a deadline of June 1 for approval.

He emphasized he had worked with the village Planning Board since January on the project and the deadline was known to all.

Objections to the project were voiced by Carolyn Seymour, executive director of the Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corp.

Guy said the objections were about intermunicipal marketing, because of CHRIC's contention that the project would take people from Dunkirk and increase the vacancy rate there.

CHRIC also contends there is no shortage of low-income housing in the area.

Guy also said this project served people who did not quality for subsidized housing and could not afford market rents.

The Dunkirk Common Council passed a resolution Tuesday night opposing the project.

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