Springville Mayor Bill Krebs (left) and Officer in Charge Nick Budney (right) welcome Joshua Taylor as the new part-time police officer for the Village of Springville.

By Jennifer Weber

The Village of Springville held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, Jan.2, 2018 at 7 p.m. at 65 Franklin Street.

The Board accepted the results from the Springville Fire Department election and welcomed the following new officials: Dave Klenk, Chief, Marc Gentner, 1st Assistant Chief, Jimmy Siminski, 2nd Assistant Chief, Mike Cochran, 3rd Assistant Chief, Cheryl Gentner, 4th Assistant/EMS Chief, Paul Smith, Captain, Matt Dygert, 1st Lieutenant, JP Oatman, 2nd Lieutenant and Mike Slattery, Fire Police Captain.

A public hearing will be held by the Village of Springville Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at 7 p.m. at 65 Franklin Street in the boardroom for the purpose of public comment on proposed Local Law 1-2018- Revisions to Chapter 60-Animals. Copies of the new proposed law are available at www.villageofspringville.com or at the Village Office at 5 West Main Street.

A notice of public hearing regarding the Area Variance Request for Aldi Inc. at 175 South Cascade Drive on Wednesday, Jan. 10  at the Municipal Building on 65 Franklin Street at 7 p.m. Anyone wishing to attend with special requirements or needs contact the A.D.A. Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the above scheduled meeting at (716) 592-4936.

The general election of the Village of Springville will be held on March 20, 2018, at 65 Franklin Street from 12 – 9:00 p.m. The offices up for election are Mayor, one term of four years and two Trustee positions, two terms for four years each. Nominating petitions are currently available and must be filed at the Village Office, 5 West Main Street, Springville between Feb. 6, and Feb. 13, during regular business hours.

Joshua Taylor was sworn and appointed as the new part-time police officer for the Village of Springville, replacing Douglas Grant who submitted his resignation as of Jan. 29.

Nick Budney, officer in charge, reported that in 2017 the Police Department saw an increase of 19 percent in parking tickets and 63 percent in traffic tickets. The Village police are also looking to acquire a new vehicle in the year ahead to replace one of the two current vehicles that are nine years old. With current savings in the budget at around $20,000, Officer Budney estimates needing about $8,000 this year added to purchase a new vehicle with the intent to equip the car in the 2018-2019 budget year.

The next meeting of the Village Board will be held on Tuesday, Jan.  16, 2018 at 7 p.m. at 65 Franklin Street.