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Village to stay intact

After four months of circling the village of Baldwinsville for signatures, resident Jon Alvarez ran out of time and interest in his quest to dissolve the village.

Alvarez began his mission in June with the hopes of collecting "enough signatures to force a referendum on the next village ballot regarding the dissolution of village government." According to Alvarez, his ultimate goal was to save the taxpayer money by eliminating government waste.

Although he failed to obtain the required number of signatures, collecting only 408 out of the estimated 2,500 he needed, Alvarez said residents did express an interest in lowering taxes.

"Support for such a measure or anything similar that ultimately would save taxpayers money by eradicating government waste and duplication of services enjoys overwhelming support, which my efforts strongly confirmed," Alvarez said in a letter that was addressed to the village board.

Since the minimum required amount of signatures were not collected, the proposal will not be placed on the ballots for residents to vote upon.

BFD informational meeting cancelled

An informational meeting regarding the Baldwinsville Fire Department's request to terminate the five-year contract it has with the Smokey Hollow fire protection district in Lysander through 2007 has been cancelled. The meeting, which was to be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the town hall, was to provide information to residents about the possible termination of the contract and installment of a new contract with the BFD.

The meeting was cancelled because the BFD withdrew its request for early termination of the contract.

Lysander budget public hearing

The town of Lysander will hold a public hearing regarding the 2007 preliminary budget at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 9 at the town hall at 8220 Loop Road in Radisson.

New member appointed to Lysander zoning board

Richard Jarvis was appointed to the Lysander Zoning Board of Appeals at the Oct. 26 board meeting. He will serve a term that lasts through Dec. 31, 2009. Jarvis was appointed to fill the vacancy left by former zoning member Anthony Mangano.

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