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Board to vote on union hall purchase

The Town Board is to vote April 6 on purchasing the former Carpenters Union hall on Dysinger Road for town office use.

Supervisor Marc R. Smith said last week that a deal has been reached to buy the building and five acres of land from Hillman Automotive for $250,000.

Hillman bought the property at 6570 Dysinger Road from the Niagara-Genesee and Vicinity Carpenters in June 2007 for $245,000, Niagara County land transaction records show.

The hall is located next to the town's current Dysinger Road headquarters.

Hillman's owners did not respond to a request to comment Friday, but the auto repair business just opened an expanded facility on the former Kitchen World site on Robinson Road, next to its existing garage.

The former union hall has been vacant for about five years, Smith said.

He said it hasn't been determined what offices would move into the newly purchased structure, but Smith said Town Hall has become cramped.

The purchase price will be taken from the town's general fund surplus, the supervisor said.

Also on tap for the April 6 meeting are two equipment purchases: a $205,000 dump truck and snowplow for the Highway Department and a $155,000 road sweeper.

The latter purchase was included in the town's 2011 budget, but the truck was not, and again the surplus is to be tapped. The general fund surplus was $2.7 million at the time of last year's outside audit.

The board will vote April 6 on a list of roads to be repaved this year. Also expected on the agenda will be a list of roads whose ditches are to be cleaned.

e-mail: tprohaska@buffnews.com

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