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Where We Live: Hamburg


Hamburg Village Board members continue to work on a new ordinance governing the storage of boats, trailers and recreational vehicles, and hope to vote on it in May.

Mayor Thomas J. Moses Sr. said the sooner the board passes the new ordinance, the better.

Village Attorney Edward J. Murphy III said he looked at ordinances from more than 30 municipalities in trying to come up with a fair ordinance.

“The goal of the statute is not to outlaw RVs or trailers,” he said, adding it is to ensure owners act with responsibility.

The proposal, which would take the place of the existing ordinance, would have owners submit a permit request to the Planning Commission to store a boat, trailer or RV more than 24 feet long for more than five days. The commission would grant or deny the permit after a hearing.

“This has been tweaked based on input from the public,” Deputy Mayor Thomas Tallman said.

Also this week:

• The Town Board will conduct a work session at 6 p.m. Monday in Conference Room No. 1 followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the board room in Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave.

• The Hamburg Village Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Village Hall, 100 Main St.

• The Hamburg Village Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Village Hall.

• The Hamburg School Board will conduct a budget work session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the administration building, 5305 Abbott Road.

• The Frontier Central School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Frontier Educational Center, 5210 Orchard Ave.

• Wednesday is the last day for ice at the town’s ice arena.

• The Blasdell Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Village Hall, 121 Miriam Ave.

• The Hamburg Village Environmental Conservation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Village Hall.

• The Hamburg Village Traffic Safety Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Village Hall.