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Town of Tonawanda

No action is expected to be taken on plans for a Holiday Inn Express on Niagara Falls Boulevard when the town Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building.

The Planning Board at its May meeting had asked the applicant, Chan Patel, to submit alternative drawings showing the proposed 84-room hotel at three-stories. Current plans for a four-story building that is 50-feet tall have drawn the ire of nearby residents who have raised privacy concerns.

But late last week, Planning Board Chairman Ken Swanekamp said the town’s Building Department had not yet received revised site plans to study.

Patel is believed to be consulting with Holiday Inn to determine if a three-story hotel is acceptable to the company.

This week:

• The Kenmore Village Board work session begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the mayor’s office at the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A regular meeting follows at 8 in Council Chambers.

• The town clerk’s office will remain open until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, through Sept. 30, for couples who wish to apply for a marriage license or passport. The office normally closes at 4:30 p.m. but hours will be extended to accommodate couples’ work schedules during the summer, when requests for marriage licenses is highest. The clerk’s office is located in Room 14 of the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave.

• Applications to participate in the 13th annual Ken-Ton Garden Tour will be accepted through Friday. This year’s tour takes place July 17-19. Registration is available at where users will find a detailed history of the tour, photos of local gardens, a video and a dynamic guide page featuring a map of participating gardens.

• The Kenmore East High School Class of 1995 will hold its 20th reunion at 7 p.m. June 13 in the Grove at Banchetti’s, 550 North French Road, Getzville. Tickets are $50 and include food, open bar and a deejay. Tickets are available at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda, or online at