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Silver Creek still weighing tobacco-free parks

SILVER CREEK - Village board members will continue to explore the idea of making public parks in Silver Creek tobacco-free zones.
At the regular meeting of the Village Board on Monday, Laurie Adams of the Tri-County Tobacco Free Coalition presented samples of three signs that would be provided.
Melissa Shaw introduced the idea to Village Board members last month when she said she had brought her young children to the Festival of Grapes in the village ballpark and encountered many people smoking. Adams said the tobacco coalition believes that no amount of secondhand smoke is safe for young children, even in outside areas.
In other matters:
. Gina Hallmark of Babcock Avenue said storm drainage has caused major flooding issues and has damaged the basement of her home.
. Deputy Mayor Amy Romanik, who ran the meeting in place of Mayor Kurt Lindstrom, said there has been no further information on costs associated with the demolition of a building on Central Avenue.
The brick building was razed under an emergency order in August when it was determined that the structure was a hazard to pedestrians and neighboring property.