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Ideas needed for Evans Board’s Community Block Grant funding

EVANS — The Evans Town Board is asking for community members’ input, suggestions and opinions about to how use the town’s Community Development Block Grant funding. Those who believe they have a good idea for a new project for the town have been invited to contact the board with their suggestions.

As the town will be applying for the CDBG funding for the year 2014 – 2015, a public hearing has been scheduled for 7:20 p.m. on Oct. 2 for the sole purpose of eliciting citizen input regarding use of the grant funding. This is an opportunity for residents to approach the town board and offer input about what type of projects the town should be applying for, this Community Development Block Grant funding season.

The town’s CDBG priority list for last year’s funding period included Kennedy Avenue Greenway Streetscape Project (Phase II), South Creek/John K. Thompson Pool ADA Improvements and Rural Transit Services.

In 2011, the town’s CDBG priority list was officially submitted as the town of Evans Senior Center, the village of Angola Public Library expansion and Rural Transit Service.

Although the town has historically stuck with Rural Transit Service as its third selection, a number of projects have been applied for, in recent years, including the Dawn Avenue Road improvement project and a comprehensive plan update.

All residents will be given the chance to have their voices heard, during the public hearing.

In other news:
– Judith Fox was appointed as crossing guard with the Evans Police Department, at a rate of $20 per diem.

– Julie Boedo was appointed to the position of police matron, at the rate of $15 per hour.

– Patricia Buergin was appointed to the position of senior clerk typist.

– A public hearing regarding proposed Local Law No. 6 of 2013 was scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 2. The law would set the speed limit on Delameter Road from Eden Evans Center Road to the western limits of the village of Angola at 40 mph.

– The town is looking into the feasibility of establishing a dog park and has appointed Megan Scritchfield, Kristine DeMartino, Gail Dannebrock, Richard Gajewski, Victoria and William Kurek, Kay Curtain, Michael Franey, Emily Warren, Susan Schmitt, Patricia Nagal and Ashley Zielinski to the town of Evans Dog Park Committee.

– The fourth annual Wiener 5K Run, Race and Walk, to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Shore, will take place on Sept. 14. More information can be found at www.Connors5krun.com.

– A public hearing regarding the issuance of a special use permit to Tick Tock Towing was set for 7:10 p.m. on Oct. 2.

– A special use permit renewal was issued to Daryl Phillips of M&D Auto, located at 9579 Southwestern Blvd., for a two-year period.

The next Evans Town Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
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