town government

Change in Board Leads to Early Disagreements and New Town Attorney

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In the first meeting of the Town of Aurora with the new Democratic majority, officials voted along party lines on appointments and to reverse some salary and changes made late last year. They also closed the meeting with the appointment of four women to committe positions, and the first female town attorney.

Wales Speaks Up Against Government Overreach

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The Town of Wales is preparing a formal declaration regarding their stance on hometown rule being threatened by larger government bodies.

Town Government Opposes Masks While Main Businesses Comply

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Approximately 50 residents from all over Erie County attended a special meeting in Marilla on Dec. 7 to see the town board approve a resolution that states the town government will not support a mask mandate handed down from Erie County officials.

Raises Return for Elected Officials In Elma

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Salaries for elected officials were held a year because of concerns with the pandemic and thoughts that there would be a loss in revenue for the town. In planning for the 2022 budget, the preliminary budget sees those raises return. 

Candidate Forum Set for Oct. 13 in Aurora

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The League of Women Voters (LWVBN) Candidates Forum will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Aurora Senior Center on King Street. 

Volunteers Needed for Town of Aurora Committees

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Both the Planning Board and Open Space Committee have vacancies that need to be filled. People interested in working on either group can reach out to the town board by going to 575 Oakwood Ave. or visiting www.townofaurora.com/. 

Elma Board Splits on Contract and Highway Purchase Approvals

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Proposals to purchase a new Gradall and to extend the Town of Elma’s contract for fuel with Iroquois Central School District failed to pass due to no majority vote at the most recent meeting of the Town Board, coming on the heels of the recent resignation of Councilman Michael Nolan,

Nolan Resigns from Elma Board; Councilman Steps Down As Family Finalizes Move Out of State

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After almost two decades on the Elma Town Board, Michael Nolan resigned last week as a councilman. He stepped down after finalizing the sale of his Elma home and moving out of state.