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Where we live: Hamburg


A public hearing on the proposed $43.44 million town budget for 2015 will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the court room at Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave.

Spending is up by 2.1 percent, and the total tax levy – including all funds and special districts – is $24.4 million, reflecting an increase of 1.9 percent.

General and highway fund taxes would increase slightly.

For those living outside the villages, the combined rate would be $9.51 per $1,000 of assessed value; that’s an increase of 12 cents, or 1.29 percent increase. For homeowners in the villages of Hamburg and Blasdell, the rate would be $4.24 per $1,000, an increase of 13 cents, or 3.1 percent.

The increase amounts to $12 or $13 on the tax bill for a $100,000 house.

This week:

• The Village of Hamburg Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Village Hall, 100 Main St.

• The town’s Department of Community Development will conduct public hearings at 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday in the lobby of Town Hall on possible future projects for federal grants.

• Blasdell Farmer’s Market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave.

• Hamburg Paranormal Walks will conduct a “director’s cut” for its final walk at 7:15 p.m. Friday. The group will meet at Main Street Ice Cream, 35 Main St., with registration starting at 6:30 p.m. Anyone dressed in costume will receive $2 off admission. The walk will feature historical stories from the paranormal, such as folklore and ghosts, as well as demonstrations of some of the latest “ghost busting” equipment.

• Hamburg Farmers Market is open from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the village municipal parking lot, with entrances on Main and Union streets.