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Concerns about intersection aired

Solutions to safety concerns about the intersection of Hanover and Angell roads continue be discussed at the Hanover Town Board meetings.

At the regular meeting Monday, Town Highway Superintendent Steve D'Angelo said he received information from the Chautauqua County Highway Department that a reduction in speed to 40 mph will be considered for Hanover Road from the intersection at Angell to the next intersection at Old Hanford Road.

The county also will place larger stop and "Stop ahead" signs, increasing the sign width from 30 to 36 inches at all locations, D'Angelo said.

County crews also will paint white stop lines on the highway, he said.

D'Angelo said he will seek funding to erect yellow caution lights on the stop signs at the intersection, as well.

The roadway has been the scene of several injury-related motor vehicle crashes over the years, including more than five serious crashes in the last six months, the highway superintendent said.

In other matters, the town's taxation office requires that anyone who will be 65 years old this year must file for a senior citizen tax exemption by March 1.

The requirement is necessary regardless of the person's birthday.

A new income level for seniors receiving the exemption will be the topic of a public hearing at 7:35 p.m. Jan. 24 in Town Hall.

The town will propose to raise the income level for senior citizen's receiving a tax reduction to $19,000, $1,000 higher than the current level set for those who are eligible for a 50 percent reduction in property taxes.

Supervisor Kathy Tampio released an extensive list of all committee appointments for 2011.

She also announced that the town has a vacancy on the citizen's advisory committee.

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