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Van Buren: Proposed legislation opposed, public hearing

Prevailing wage opposed

Van Buren town officials passed a resolution that opposed proposed legislation that would require companies using Industrial Development Agency assistance to guarantee prevailing wage for contractors and subsequent permanent employees. Supervisor Claude Sykes said the legislation would prevent developers from building and creating new jobs.

Public hearing rescheduled

A public hearing regarding proposed changes to the town of Van Buren code, specifically open burning, has been rescheduled for 7:32 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 2 at the Van Buren town hall, 7575 Van Buren Road. The hearing was originally scheduled for Tuesday Jan. 19, but was not advertised in time.

A second public hearing regarding another proposed change to the Van Buren town code, specifically road preservation, will be held at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 2 at the town hall.

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