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Village Board Approves Budget, Retail Overlay District Changes

By Rich Place The Springville Village Board on Monday unanimously approved the $3.4 million budget for its upcoming fiscal year with a 1.6 percent tax increase. The public was presented the budget earlier in the month by Mayor Bill Krebs, and the board on Monday held little discussion following its approval. The tax levy is set at $1.76 million, or ... Read More »

Welcome to Springville Podcast Launched For Residents’ Listening Pleasure

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By Rich Place There’s a new way for area residents to be more engaged in the Springville community — all through the comfort of their cell phones or computers and at a time that’s most convenient to them. The Welcome to Springville podcast, launched in February by local residents Kara Kane and Jessica Schuster, has already featured field trips, in-depth ... Read More »

Concord Town Board Talks Storm, Approves Code Enforcement Officer

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By Rich Place The Concord Town Board last week approved the hiring of a new code enforcement officer, tabled a resolution approving a new park employee and heard an update on the search for a new librarian. The personnel items came following an update from Dennis Dains, town highway superintendent, on the March 2 storm that walloped the town with ... Read More »

Village Elections Set for March 20

By Rich Place Residents of the village of Springville will have the opportunity next week to cast ballots for village mayor and trustees as part of general village elections throughout New York state. Elections will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at the Village Municipal Building at 65 Franklin St. Incumbent mayor Bill Krebs is running ... Read More »

School Board Expected to Vote Tuesday on P-TECH Project

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By Rich Place The SGI School Board of Education on Tuesday, March 20 is expected to vote on a resolution that would give the green light for the district to put its recently discussed $14.73 million P-TECH capital project up for a districtwide vote in May. The vote by the board will be the first official action taken on the ... Read More »

Meeting Held To Prepare For Upcoming West Valley Cleanup Scoping Sessions

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By Rich Place A group of experts on Sunday helped educate the public about the upcoming state “scoping sessions” that will address future cleanup at the West Valley Demonstration project site. More than two dozen people attended the meeting held at Springville Center for the Arts, which included Seneca Nation President Todd Gates and members of The Coalition on West ... Read More »

WV Board Approves Lawton to Continue as Superintendent

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By Rich Place The West Valley School Board of Education on Monday voted by a 4-2 tally to approve Eric Lawton to continue to serve as the district’s superintendent for the next three years. The board met for an hour in executive session prior to the vote, which appoints Lawton to serve as superintendent through June 30, 2021. School board ... Read More »

SGI Board Talks Budget, P-TECH Project

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By Rich Place The Springville Griffith-Institute Board of Education on Tuesday heard in-depth presentations on the potential capital project that would bring P-TECH programming to Springville and also a line-by-line update on the district’s budget development. School business administrator Maureen Lee and district treasurer Sara Kennison outlined work on the 2018-19 school budget, which is currently a $38.82 million spending ... Read More »

Krebs Seeking Fourth Term as Mayor in Uncontested Race

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By Rich Place For village mayor Bill Krebs, now isn’t the time to slow down. Continuing to build on momentum of his previous three terms, Krebs is seeking re-election to his fourth term in office in an uncontested race for mayor. “It’s not the time to sit back and say ‘things are going too good, we’ll just keep doing what ... Read More »

Pazzuti, a Familiar Face at Springville Elementary, Seeking Trustee Seat

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By Rich Place Each day, Kim Pazzuti teaches of some of the village’s youngest residents in her third grade classroom at Springville Elementary School. So when one of the children asked Pazzuti why her name was on a sign in someone’s front yard, it became a teaching opportunity for her. And while teaching students is nothing new — she’s been ... Read More »

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