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Where We live: Cheektowaga


Lawmakers are taking a whack at overgrown lawns in the town.

A proposed amendment to the Brush, Weeds, Obnoxious Growth and Debris Law would lower the maximum permitted height of grass to 6 inches, from 10.

Property owners who receive written notices have five days to take action before facing penalties, which begin with a fine. Ultimately, clean-up costs could be assessed to the property if the town has to arrange for cutting.

The intent is to deal with overgrown lawns before they get out of control.

“By the time we do the letters and everything, it’s already 10 inches,” said Town Supervisor Mary F. Holtz.

A public hearing on the proposal is scheduled for Monday’s Town Board meeting, which begins at 6:45 p.m. in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 3301 Broadway.

Also this week:

• “Fitness in the Park” kicks off Tuesday in Town Park, Harlem Road, with free Zumba classes scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout Aug. 31. Offered by YMCA Buffalo Niagara and Independent Health, additional exercise programs are being offered at seven other locations in Erie and Niagara counties.

• The Cheektowaga-Sloan School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the board room at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, 166 Halstead Ave

• The Zoning Board of Appeals has a regular meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers at Town Hall.

• A meeting of the Cleveland Hill School Board begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the community room of the district office, 105 Mapleview Road.