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Village Board Looks at New Procedure to Approve Public Art

By Rich Place The Springville Village Board last week discussed a new procedure for bringing art displays into public areas to avoid recent scenarios this summer that forced trustees to approve such projects themselves. Springville Mayor Bill Krebs said during the village’s meeting on Sept. 10 that he wants individuals with a more artistic background — as well as other ... Read More »

Concord Comprehensive Plan Draft Goes Back to Committee

By Rich Place The Concord Comprehensive Plan, a document more than a year in the making, will have to wait at least until next month to be approved following a public hearing last week. The Concord Town Board hosted the public hearing Sept. 13 prior to its regular meeting and heard from three members of the public about the latest ... Read More »

Village Board Discusses Food Truck Regulations

By Rich Place The Springville Village Board on Monday spent the first hour of its meeting discussing potential food truck regulations, most notably where the vehicles can park and the fees to operate such a business. The village board reviewed recommendations from the Village Planning Board that added a section to village code specifically for mobile food vendors. The board agreed ... Read More »

Village Board Sets Hearing on Food Truck Permits

By Rich Place The Springville Village Board on Monday approved a handful of resolutions during its only board meeting of the month and also set a public hearing that will make changes to village code for food truck vendors. The board received proposed changes from the village planning board to the licenses and permits section of village code that will ... Read More »

Concord Town Board Sets Next Comprehensive Plan Hearing for Sept. 13

By Rich Place The Concord Town Board at its regular meeting last week scheduled another public hearing on its comprehensive plan as part of the next step toward its expected eventual adoption. The board approved a public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 on the final draft of the comprehensive plan. The hearing is necessary for the town to ... Read More »

Maple Avenue Sidewalk, Culvert Work Delayed to Next Year

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By Rich Place Construction on a project originally scheduled for this summer that sought to improve several sidewalk and bicycle routes throughout the village is now expected to begin next spring. The $434,000 Springville Bike-Walk Enhancement Project, most notably concentrated to Maple Avenue, was delayed following significant public input about the construction of new sidewalks on the north side of ... Read More »

Concord Town Clerk to Begin Collecting SGI School Taxes

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By Rich Place Cited as an effort to provide shared services while also giving school district taxpayers a more personable way to pay their taxes, the SGI Central School District and Town of Concord have approved on a four-year agreement to allow the town to collect school taxes. The Concord Town Board approved the agreement during its regular meeting last ... Read More »

Village Board Discusses Public Art Projects with the SCA

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By Jennifer Weber The Village of Springville Board met on Monday, July 9 and opened with an hour-long presentation and discussion with representatives from the Springville Center for the Arts (SCA) during the public comment period of the meeting. Tracy Maybray, Director of Operations, and Francesca Rosati, Visual Arts Intern, provided the board with a list of potential public art ... Read More »

Colden Native Wochensky Sets Sights on Assemblyman Seat

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By Rich Place Growing up on a dirt road in Colden, Luke Wochensky knows a thing or two about life in a small town. The Springville-Griffith Institute graduate has been around the world and back, now living in East Aurora and in early May announced his candidacy for assemblyman of the 147th district. “I grew up here and I’m very ... Read More »

The Club, SYI Officials Inform Concord Town and Village Boards About Merger

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By Rich Place Officials from Springville Youth Incorporated (SYI) and the former Boys & Girls Club of Springville provided both the Springville Village Board and Concord Town Board with an update at their respective meetings on the groups’ impending merger. Wende Pukay, SYI president, and Bill Gugino, president of The Club of Springville, were present at the June 14 town ... Read More »

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