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Where we live: Cheektowaga

Cheektowaga

The town has received a $1,000 check that will be used to maintain communication with residents about its recycling program, which has seen an increase in participation since implementing the use of wheeled recycling totes.

The check from Republic Services is part of the company’s Community Partnership Education Program. Now in the second year of an agreement with Republic for bi-weekly collection of recyclables, the town’s volume is up by 16 percent, according to Town Supervisor Mary F. Holtz.

Lawmakers said the town will use the $1,000 to keep the public informed about the pickup schedule, as well as additions to the list of items eligible for recycling.

This week:

• The Cheektowaga Community Symphony Orchestra and Cheektowaga Central’s Jazz Ensemble will perform in Sunday’s Flag Day Concert, which begins at 6:45 p.m. in Town Park on Harlem Road. Fireworks will follow.

• Erie County Legislator Patrick B. Burke, D-Buffalo, will host an outreach event from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Anna Reinstein Memorial Library, 2580 Harlem Road. Staff members will meet with residents about their questions or concerns. For more information, call 858-8480.

• A Town Board meeting begins 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., Sloan.

• The town’s Traffic Safety Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuyesday in Council Chambers at Town Hall.

• A meeting of the Cleveland Hill School Board begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the community room at 105 Mapleview Road.

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