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Where We Live: Hamburg


Mr.Tire Auto Center on Lake Street, which was partially destroyed in the November snow storms, plans to rebuild the garage bays on the same site.

The office and waiting areas survived, but the service bays collapsed during the week of Nov. 16, and have been cleared from the site. The village has architectural standards and zoning setbacks on parking that were put in place after the building’s construction in 1979. Since the bays will be rebuilt on the original footprint, the new building will not increase the non-compliance with village regulations and standards, and the Village Board has approved the design of the new construction.

Landscaping is to be provided between the parking area and sidewalk, and the village is calling for a berm or similar feature to provide a buffer there as well.

Two Town of Hamburg buildings and grounds laborers will have to wait until next year to get training on cutting down trees.

Hamburg Town Board members decided not to send the two to Asheville, NC for a four-day course on the “Art and Science of Practical Rigging,” for $5,696.

Supervisor Steven Walters said the request, necessary if the two are to cut trees on town property, was not included in the annual requests for training included in the budget.

“If we approve this I guarantee we will go over the training budget,” he said.

Two other buildings and grounds workers have the training required to cut down trees, and Highway Superintendent Tom Best wanted to create a four-member team, Walters said

This week:

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

• The Blasdell Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Shops at Lake Avenue, which is the former Hills Plaza at 4271 Lake Ave.

• The 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.

• Seeds Of Living Education (S.O.L.E.), will sponsor a Local Living Fair in the Giving Garden at Union Pleasant Elementary School, 150 Pleasant Ave., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, which will include products from local businesses and farms.