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>Voters will decide on school improvements

FREWSBURG -- Voters in the Frewsburg Central School District will decide today on a $4.1 million capital project that will not increase local property taxes. Superintendent Steve Vanstrom said Expanding Our Children's Education and Learning (EXCEL) aid from the state is available for the project, which will eliminate the need to increase local property taxes.

Vanstrom said the aid will supplement the 92.6-percent state aid the district is already eligible for to deal with several items.

Areas to be addressed include roofing, security, electrical systems and improving handicapped accessibility.

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>Falleti Motors wins naming rights to arena

BATAVIA -- A local auto business has won naming rights to the city-owned ice-skating arena as a result of informal action Monday by the City Council at a conference session.

Falleti Motors, a second generation family-owned service station and used car dealership, will pay $5,000 a year for five years to have its name on the building and on items related to the arena, including apparel. Three others bid $3,000 each, the minimum set by the city.

The 28-year-old rink, built in part with federal funds and renovated earlier this year, has had several names and different operators.

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>Public hearing is Dec. 27 on building code law

FREDONIA -- The Village Board on Monday night set 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27 for a public hearing on a proposed local law regarding the village's administration and enforcement of the state Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.

The proposed local law updates village-enforced code regulations to be in compliance with the state code. The complete proposed law may be viewed in the village clerk's office in Village Hall.

Dec. 27 also will be the date of the Village Board's next regular meeting. The date was changed because the usual meeting date falls on Christmas. There will, however, be a workshop session of the board next Monday beginning at 6:30 p.m.

In other business, James Pepe of Rosalyn Court was appointed chairman of the Planning Board; Michael Cerrie of Eagle Street was appointed a member of the Planning Board; and Michael Mendez of Cushing Street was added to the active roll of J.S. Lambert Hook & Ladder Company.

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