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Street work, firetruck bonds approved

The Williamsville Village Board has voted 4-0 to float $600,000 in bonds for road reconstruction this summer and about $500,000 for a a pumper-aerial hybrid firetruck.

Trustee Brian Geary was absent for Monday's vote.

Village Administrator Lynda Juul said the streets scheduled for reconstruction are Rinewalt Street, Swan Place, a section at the end of Danbern Lane, California Drive between Main and Milton streets, South Ellicott Street between Park and Oakgrove drives, and South Long Street.

Juul said work is expected to start in mid-August and finish within a couple of weeks.

She said the new firetruck is expected to cost about $925,000, but the board also will use about $300,000 in a reserve fund for firetrucks and funds raised by selling the two trucks it will replace.

Neither the loan rates nor the length of the loans has been determined, Juul said.

Both bond issues are subject to a "permissive referendum," which means residents can demand a public vote by collecting valid signatures from 20 percent of the electorate. It must be done within 30 days, which is when the resolutions officially take effect, Juul said.

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