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The Akron Village Board on Monday discussed at length concerns about the village's wastewater treatment plant on Lewis Road.

Officials said they have received a letter from the state Department of Environmental Conservation regarding the plant's capacity, and are continuing attempts to identify and alleviate inflow problems.

At the same time, board members emphasized that they "cannot take on any big projects" and will consider a moratorium. The Planning Board is expected to further review the issue and the village's permit application process.

In another matter, the board scheduled a public hearing for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 to discuss changes to the village's zoning law. The village is considering updating local ordinances. Trustee Michael R. Middaugh said he is meeting with Building Inspector Donnal D. Folger to review the village code book chapter by chapter.

Middaugh also told the board that the village missed out on a grant that would have provided funds for planting trees.

"The DEC denied our application," he said, noting that 26 out of 106 proposals were selected.

In other action:

Mayor Ray M. Perkins reported that officials are making progress on a request by five residents on the east side of Tinkham Road in Darien who, because of problems with their wells, want to hook up to the Akron water line that crosses one of the properties. .

Village Clerk-Treasurer Daniel P. Borchert said an audit of the village's books from June 1, 2003, to May 31, 2004, has been completed and a representative of Fox & Co. will attend the Village Board's Dec. 6 meeting to present a statement on the report.

Members learned representatives from Time Warner will attend the board's Jan. l7 meeting to discuss cable issues.

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