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Town of Tonawanda

The Ken-Ton School District’s application to a selective federal program that provides no- or low-interest loans and grants which can be used for building renovations and other capital projects has been approved, Gerald Stuitje, assistant superintendent of finance, said at Tuesday’s School Board meeting.

The district met the requirements for the Qualified Zone Academy Bond allocation, which will save taxpayers $7.9 million over 15 years, Stuitje said. More than 35 percent of students must be eligible for free and reduced lunch, the district must be in the midst of a capital project and it must line up private and bank partners.

The district will receive a total of $39,982,244 in New York State allowable bonding for 2011-2013 combined while $9,017,756 is anticipated in future New York State QZAB allowable bonding for 2014. The district will use these allocations to finance the current $58.6 million multi-year project.

The board approved the plan Tuesday.

Also this week:

• Swim passes for the town’s six pools go on sale Monday at noon, the town’s Youth, Parks & Recreation Department announced. Passes for children ages 4-17 are $20 for residents, $39 for non-residents and will be available at the pools. Proof of residency and age in the form of a birth certificate, report card or license is required. Pools and playgrounds will open Thursday at noon.

• The Tonawanda Town Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers at the municipal building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A work session begins at 4 in the second-floor conference room.

• The Kenmore Village Board meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers at the municipal building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A work session begins at 6:30 in the mayor’s office on the first floor.

• The City of Tonawanda Board of Education will host its regular meeting on Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., in the library media center at Tonawanda High/Middle School, 600 Fletcher St.

• The Town of Tonawanda Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers at the municipal building.

• The town requests that resident World War II veterans contact the Youth, Parks and Recreation Department at 831-1001 so they may be honored July 5 at Kenney Field at an event also featuring fireworks and a performance by the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas.