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A public hearing scheduled for Nov. 29 in Fredonia Village Hall will focus on a proposed new zoning district that would accommodate multiple-family housing.

The hearing gets under way at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a special meeting of the Village Board, which could vote on the measure to allow as many four unrelated people to live in a housing unit.

The proposed multiple-family residential district is roughly bounded by Brigham Road, Temple Street and the north boundary of the village.

Mayor Frank Pagano said after the meeting of the Village Board on Monday night that the rezoning coincides with a proposal to purchase land in the proposed rezoning area.

He said the area is currently zoned for two or three unrelated people per dwelling. He also noted that apartment buildings in that section of the village are grandfathered to allow multiple-family dwelling -- more in line with the proposed rezoning.

The proposed amendment would allow a developer wishing to purchase the vacant land in that area "the same playing field" as the grandfathered housing complexes, he added.

In other matters:

The village is purchasing a new emergency medical care vehicle to replace the current one, which dates to the 1980s. The cost is $139,538. The low bid came from Northeastern Rescue Vehicles, Syracuse.

Pagano noted that State Sen. Patricia K. McGee, R-Franklinville, will contribute $20,000 in state funding. The truck is expected to be delivered in six months.

The board waived the 30-day waiting period for the on-premise state liquor license of Albert P. Antolini, the new owner of Old Main Inn on Water Street.

Village elections will be held March 14, with the following offices filled: two four-year village trustee terms, now held by Gary L. Damico and Carl R. Calarco; and one four-year village justice term, now held by David A. Prince.

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