If you missed this past Monday’s Amherst Town Board meeting, you missed a lot. Aside from noisy discussions about food trucks and upsizing to a permanent six-member board, the board took part in several other actions. Among them, the board:
• Approved the borrowing of $7.25 million for additional repairs and upgrades to the town’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. The bonds would go to cover the replacement and/or repair of valves, lift stations, electrical upgrades, climate control systems, and other systems.
• Approved golf fee hikes for some season passes, including the senior and regular season passes. Most fees will increase by $10. The resident discount card will also increase by $5. The non-resident season pass will actually decline by $90 from $580 to $490.
• Recreation fees for a number of summer outreach programs, for everything from tennis, swimming and volleyball to toddler and archery programs, will also increase by an average of $5. Winter recreation programs will also see an increase in fees.
Also this week:
• The Amherst Town Board will hold a work session at 3 p.m. Monday in the council chambers of the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St., Williamsville.
Thomas George, director of surface transportation for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, will brief the board on an upcoming study of transit service in Amherst and the Main Street corridor.
Jeffrey Angiel, Assistant Municipal Engineer, and James J. Zymanek, Director of Emergency Services & Safety, will give presentations on separate issues.
• The Village Williamsville will celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Island Park behind town hall.
The free event will feature children’s activities, music, crafts, wildlife from Messinger Woods, sapling give-aways, composting tips, demonstration of a dual stream recycling truck and more. The Environmental Committee is collecting gently worn shoes to benefit “Friend’s of the Night People.”
• Tickets are available for a fundraiser to benefit two town highway workers who were injured last year while completing roadside repair work on Main Street.
The highway department will host an April 28 chicken dinner sale to benefit workers Scott Charleson and Paul Mordaunt, who suffered serious injuries after falling from their boom truck.
Tickets for the event are on sale for $10 at the town Highway Department, 1042 North Forest Road, and in the Purchasing Department of Town Hall.