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Cheektowaga

After unruly youths caused mayhem last year during the Independence Day celebration in Town Park, town officials vowed to address the issue well in advance of this year’s holiday.

The future of the annual family event in the Harlem Road park will be discussed at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at a meeting of the Town Park Community Association in Alexander Community Center, 275 Alexander Ave. Representatives from town government, police, schools and legislators will be present.

Last year, while families were spread out across the ball diamonds to watch the fireworks display, the youths congregated on the road that runs through the park.

“What we had was a bunch of kids showed up there that were not interested in the fireworks,” Assistant Police Chief James Speyer said at the time.

During the course of the evening, town police called in state police and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Police Department to help disperse hundreds of youths.

For more info on Tuesday’s meeting, contact Ken Young at 308-1174.

This week:

• The Town Board meets at 6:45 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 3301 Broadway.

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

• A meeting of the town’s Traffic Safety Commission begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers at Town Hall.

• A budget work session will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday by the Cheektowaga Central School Board in the high school board room, 3600 Union Road.

• The town’s Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers at Town Hall.

• The Cleveland Hill School Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the community room at 105 Mapleview Road, where a public forum begins at 6 p.m. on the special education/administration/debt service sections of the 2015-16 budget.

• The Cheektowaga Central School Soccer Boosters will hold its annual auction and pancake breakfast to benefit its soccer program on Saturday at 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the high school cafeteria.