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Village Votes to Change Zoning Laws, Warns Residents of Scammers

By Jennifer Weber

The Village of Springville held their board meeting on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. at 65 Franklin Street.

The board approved changes in the current code for properties located at  63 Maple Avenue, 30 Factory Street and 109, 123, 125 and 129 North Buffalo Street from R-6 and B-1 to RM zoning to match the current use of the properties and the present day uses. The change in the zoning laws will keep the whole street area residential and corrects the code to meet current workable standards in the Village.

In other news, the board voted to amend the employee training manual, as recommended by the union, to include CPR training under the Safety Rules section of the Employee Handbook.

The Village has applied for a Municipal Waste Reduction Grant for reimbursement of equipment already purchased in the amount of $266,000. The grant, if received, will reimburse 50 percent of this cost in addition to providing an additional $74,000 to purchase recycling bins.

The Board wants to alert the public that there have been recent reports that Springville Electric users have been targeted and visited door to door by scammers asking them for late payments for their bills. Please report any incident of someone approaching your home or calling asking for money by calling the Village Office at (716) 592-4936.

A reminder was issued that the snow is starting to fall and the Village of Springville plows are ready to go and 400 tons of salt is ready for use. Property owners are asked to remember that it is their responsibility to clear their sidewalks and lots; the Village provides this service as a courtesy.

The planning board is still in discussion regarding changing the zoning district where Landpro is located. Options include the possibility of creating a new zone or changing the current usage to retail overlay with exceptions.

Members of the Village Community Development committee met on Wednesday, Nov. 15 where it was proposed that the Village created a Sustainability Committee to discuss future issues.

The next meeting of the Village of Springville Board will be held on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. at 65 Franklin Street.

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