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Village Veterinarian Clinic of Hamburg looking to expand location by rebuilding on site in village

Both these buildings on Buffalo Street will be demolished if plans proceed for a new state-of-the-art veterinarian clinic.
Although it is just in the preliminary stage, the Village of Hamburg may soon have a state-of-the art veterinarian clinic.

Deputy Mayor Thomas Tallman reported the Architectural Review Committee held a preliminary review of a proposed demolition and then rebuild of the Village Veterinarian Clinic of Hamburg, 113 Buffalo St.

“They are planning on tearing down their current office site and the house next door,” Tallman said at the Monday (Oct. 15) Hamburg Village Board meeting.

Preliminary plans, designed by Nussbaumer & Clarke, show a state-of-the-art structure which will house separate areas to service dogs and cats, as well as a dog day-care center.

“It looks like it will be very impressive,” Tallman said.

The business is scheduled to appear before the Hamburg Village Planning Commission on Tuesday, Oct.23.

In other action, Trustee Mark Colmerauer reported that the Traffic Safety Committee has raised serious concerns about the safety of middle school students walking down Division Street towards the Hamburg Middle School.

“The sidewalk/walkway is not clearly defined and there are some major concerns that this is a real safety issue,” Colmerauer said.

According to Colmerauer, students cross the street in various areas, since there is no clearly defined cross walk, except up by the traffic light on Division Street and Legion Drive.

Trustee Laura Hackathorn suggested a wide, possibly 10-inch white stripe be painted along the edge of the walkway to clearly define it. Though it would not work once it snows.

The board agreed they need to discuss this with the Hamburg School Board and come with a safe solution.

In other business, the board heard from Kurt Allen, supervising code enforcement officer, that they have issued the Bikram Yoga, 266 Buffalo St. was issued a conditional certificate of occupation.

“They have met three of the four conditions they were asked,” Allen said. “What they have not done is submit a schedule of completion of the work, including the landscaping.”

A motion was passed by the board to approve the application for certificate of compliance for building design standards for Bikram Yoga, subject to having submitted the missing paperwork by Friday, Oct. 18.

The board also passed the amended animal and fowl code, which will allow for up to six female domestic fowl per residence. The permit fee was also raised to $25.

Halloween Costume Parade was set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, starting at the municipal lot.

The board will next meet on Monday, Nov. 5 with a work session at 5:30 p.m. followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m.


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