countrycourier-2004-04-15

SEASON OPENS



Fishing season opened April 1, and John Walter of South Wales spent some time on Cazenovia Creek just south of South Wales. New York State stocked the stream earlier this year. .

VILLAGE FINALIZES BUDGET WITH NO TAX HIKE

The East Aurora Village Board on Monday approved a $5.74 million budget for 2004-2005 that calls for a $393,327 spending increase, no tax hike and no additional emergency dispatcher.

No one spoke during a public hearing on the proposed spending plan, and the board offered minor suggestions that did not substantively change the budget. The board approved the plan 4-0. Trustee Jerrold R. Thompson II was absent. Mayor David DiPietro is only required to vote in case of a tie. Village Administrator said much of the $318,000 increase in […]

MORATORIUM IS SUGGESTED TO CURB DEVELOPMENT ON PARK PLACE

The East Aurora Village Board is set to establish a moratorium on the development of gas stations and automobile-related businesses in order to give planners time to develop a law that will prevent commercial sprawl into residential neighborhoods.

While not officially acknowledging that the purchase of a house on Park Place by NOCO Energy Corp. spurred the discussion, the Village Board is scrambling to develop some sort of protection for neighborhoods near Main Street after Park Place residents expressed concerns about NOCO’s plans. Due to oversights over the years, a handful of homes in neighborhoods near Main Street, […]

WATER DISTRICT PLAN MOVES FORWARD

The impact of potential development versus the desperate need of some residents for water was raised at Monday's Aurora Town Board Meeting before the council voted to approve modifications to Water District 18, which could bring municipal water to 1,000 parcels south of the Village of East Aurora.

The board first approved the district in August 2002, but increased costs required the town to hold a new hearing on the proposed district. The board on Monday voted 4-0 to continue the project. Work to create the district began more than three years ago. Griffins Mills resident Stephanie McCormick said the town had not taken any steps to mitigate […]

CALTEAUX 60TH ANNIVERSARY



SPEED REDUCTION ON STOLLE, ELDRIDGE SOUGHT



As a spin-off of the recent approval of the Links at Mystic Pines Golf Course on Stolle Road in western Marilla, the Marilla Town Board has authorized Town Clerk Dawn Flanigan to petition the State Department of Transportation to lower the speed limit on Eldridge and Stolle roads. The board bandied about several proposals for reduced speeds at last week’s […]

LITTLE LOOP TO ADJUST AUDIO SPEAKERS

Officials from Little Loop Football and Cheerleading have developed a plan to address the concerns of neighbors surrounding the organization's game venue at Hamlin Park.

The organization has agreed to lower the height of the audio speakers during the four home games next fall, monitor the noise level, obtain more trash receptacles for the park and appoint a game-day coordinator to whom people can address concerns and suggestions. The Village Board indicated this week that it would approve Little Loop’s special use permit for the […]

LITTLE LOOP TO ADJUST AUDIO SPEAKERS



Officials from Little Loop Football and Cheerleading have developed a plan to address the concerns of neighbors surrounding the organization’s game venue at Hamlin Park. The organization has agreed to lower the height of the audio speakers during the four home games next fall, monitor the noise level, obtain more trash receptacles for the park and appoint a game-day coordinator […]

WATER DISTRICT PLAN MOVES FORWARD



The impact of potential development versus the desperate need of some residents for water was raised at Monday’s Aurora Town Board Meeting before the council voted to approve modifications to Water District 18, which could bring municipal water to 1,000 parcels south of the Village of East Aurora. The board first approved the district in August 2002, but increased costs […]

CALTEAUX 60TH ANNIVERSARY