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Sewer line work in Village of Hamburg

It is that time of year again, when the motorists’ patience is put to the test while maneuvering around road construction projects.

Case in point, motorists planning on using Clark Street from South Park Avenue found themselves being detoured down the road.

Anyone traveling up Sherburn Drive towards Clark Street were also pulled up short, having to turn around and head down George Street to Euclid Avenue.

The construction is the continuation of a county sanitation sewer replacement project that began last year behind the Hamburg Town Hall.

According to Public Works Superintendent Marc Shuttleworth, officials were hoping that Clark Street would be reopened by the end of the week.

“But Sherburn Drive will be closed off for awhile, as they bring the project down the road,” Shuttleworth said.

The sewer project will travel down Sherburn and then will continue down Charlotte Avenue.

In other construction news in the village, Shuttleworth said at the May 20 Village of Hamburg Board meeting, they have begun the 2013 paving projects.

“We have crews out right now working on Hunt Avenue, Huntington Court, St. Mary’s Place and Darlich Avenue,” Shuttleworth said.

Additional roads will be worked on as the season progresses, he said.

In other business, the board:

• Heard Mayor Thomas Moses announced the fourth annual concert to honor military veterans will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 26 at Memorial Park.

The BBC band will be performing at this free concert and food will be available.

• Heard Trustee Mark Colmerauer report the federal Transportation Enhancement Program Grant may only be used for visual aesthetics, such as scenic areas, scenic byways and in some cases, business corridors.

“We have targeted this grant for the Lake Street area,” Colmerauer said. “Because it is a municipal grant, we can not partner with any schools.”

According to Colmerauer, there has been some confusion from some volunteers about how this grant can be used.

“It can not be used to help with the sidewalk issue at the Hamburg Middle School,” he said. “Furthermore, that roadway belongs to the Town of Hamburg and we have no jurisdiction with that.”

Moses said he was pretty sure that even if the village did receive the grant there is a 40 percent match with it, which the village would have to pay up front.

“I’m not sure we can even do that,” Moses said.

• Heard from Recreation Supervisor Josh Haeick that summer recreation registration has already started and spaces are limited.

“We are looking at some programs already being closed to filled,” Haeick said.

For more information, call the Recreation Center at 649-6170 or visit, click departments and then click recreation.

• Accepted the resignation of Mark Diegelman from the Hamburg Planning Commission effective immediately.

• Passed a resolution to sign the retainer agreement between the village and Edward J. Murphy III, Esq. to act as attorney for the village from June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014 for $20,000.

The Hamburg Village Board will next meet on Tuesday, May 28 at 8 a.m. for its annual year-end meeting.

The board next meets for a work session at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3 followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m.

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