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Where We Live: Hamburg


Once Frontier Central School District gets its fund balance up to 4 percent, the School Board wants to put any money left over into an account for maintenance.

Board members last week approved a fund balance plan that would set up the capital reserve fund. The creation of the account must be approved by voters, and the use of funds from the capital reserve also must be approved in a referendum. The board has not scheduled the vote, but it could take place during the annual vote in May.

Last year the board agreed that if the unassigned fund balance fell below 3 percent of the total budget, it would take steps to increase the account. Moody’s downgraded the district’s credit rating in part because of its low fund balance.

Also, the community group, A Better Blasdell, will give a $500 scholarship to a local high school senior who does volunteer work. The candidate must be a resident of Blasdell and pursuing education after graduation. Applications, including an essay, resume and letter of recommendation are due April 1 to Laura Errington, 4529 Drayton Pkwy., Hamburg, 14075.

This week:

• The Town Board meets in a work session at 6 p.m. Monday in Conference Room No. 1, followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the board room in Town Hall, 6100 S. Park Ave.

• Plans to improve economic development in the Village of Hamburg will be detailed at a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in Union Pleasant Elementary School auditorium, 150 Pleasant Ave.

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

• Supervisor Steven J. Walters will deliver the 15th annual state of the town address as part of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce’s Leaders of Western New York series Thursday at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell. TO register for the lunch and program that start at noon, contact the chamber at 649-7917.