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Southern Erie County

Steel columns have been placed on the front and back of the building at 5 East Main St., Springville, shoring up the 135-year-old structure for rehabilitation.

Springville Center for the Arts is undertaking the renovations to save the dilapidated building from demolition, repair it and convert it to a multi-use arts center that will include artist residences, exhibition and performance spaces and a cafe.

The labor was donated, and included work by Jay Biscup and Seneca Steel, Joel Kamats and J&J Crane, Ironworkers Local 6, with additional help by Bryan Cirbus, Asa Cerasani, Village Trustee Alan Chamberlin, Kris Kensinger, John Erdmann, Ed Heary, Keith Cordaro, and Bill McGirr, according to Seth Wochensky, executive director of the center.

The next step is interior demolition.

Also this week:

• The Boston Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Town Hall, 8500 Boston State Road.

• The Eden Town Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall, 2795 E. Church St.

• The Town of Elma will hold it’s annual Elma Day today at the Village Green Park on Bowen Road starting off with a Car Show sponsored by the Lake Erie Region of Antique Automobile Club of America displaying over 100 cars. A chicken barbecue will be held at 11 am prior to the Car Show at noon. At 2 p.m. a flag disposal ceremony sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Abigail Chapter, a craft show by the Elma Seniors and a Theme Basket Raffle by the Elma VFW Post 5861 Auxiliary. Food will be available on site. All are welcome.

• The Elma Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11th in the Town Hall, 1600 Bowen Road.

An Ostrander Road resident wants to install a front deck with a handicapped ramp, a Transit Road resident wants a garden shed closer to the road than code allows, and New York State Electric and Gas wants a variance to allow a communications tower of 300 feet at the corner of Stolle and Creek roads. The town code allows only a maximum of 50 feet for towers.

• The American Cancer Society is sponsoring a Relay for Life for Elma and surrounding communities from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Iroquois Central School track, 2111 Girdle Road, Elma. Teams of people will take turns walking around the track, and each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event.

• A household hazardous waste drop-off will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Erie Community College South Campus, the Big Tree Road entrance via Abbott Road in Hamburg. There will be a free disposal of chemicals, batteries, mercury, propane tanks and paint. Tires, latex paint, fluorescent light bulbs, computers, appliances or commercial/industrial wastes will not be accepted.

• The Marilla Town Board will meet twice this week. A work session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11th in the upper meeting room of the Town Hall, 1740 Two Rod Road and a Town Board meeting on Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the lower meeting room of the Town Hall.

On the agenda will be Public Hearing on a request from Leon Berner to change the zoning on his Clinton St. property to Business, a request for a permit for an E. Blood Road Flag Lot and a vote on the permit for the Car Show.

• The Marilla Fire Company Benevolent Association’s 90th Annual Carnival will be held on Friday and Saturday beginning on Friday evening with food, refreshments and rides from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Hit and Run will play from 9 p.m. to 1 am. Fireworks display will be at 10 p.m. On Saturday the Giant Firemen’s parade will start at 6 p.m. sharp. New York Rockin’ Revue will play from 9 p.m. to 1 am. A drawing for a bicycle will be held at 5 p.m.

• The Town of Wales will hold their monthly board meeting Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. at the Community Center, 12345 Big Tree Rd. On the agenda will be a public hearing to redefine the town building code. Resolutions on changes to the town farming laws regarding housing of large animals and a resolution for a special use permit for Wales Enterprises to rent out space for offices will be voted upon.