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Where We Live: Depew


The Village Board approved an extension to a crushing permit to Niagara Refining at 5661 Transit Road until the end of the year.

The company had received a permit from the village a year ago to recycle demolition material on site. About 20 to 25 loads of broken concrete are to be crushed, and the company is to monitor air and water quality during the process.

Crushing is only allowed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. – from this week through Dec. 31.

No new concrete is to be brought in; only existing concrete is to be crushed. The village also stipulated that no dust be allowed to escape to surrounding properties.

The village also signed a concession agreement with Pop Guys Vending & Food Service at 3020 Clinton St., West Seneca, for the village Recreation Department and to run the concession stand at the ice pavilion. The one-year contract calls for 15 percent of revenues from sales to go to the village. The firm was the only bidder.

Several residents of the Babbette Drive area expressed concern about traffic congestion if a drive-through proposed for Frosty’s Ice Cream is approved. The business did not yet submit its drawings on time to the village in order for the matter to be reviewed at the planning board’s Oct. 3 meeting, so the proposal would not come before village planners until Nov. 7.

The Village Board also scheduled a public hearing for 7 p.m. Oct. 15 for its community development block grant funding ideas.