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Hamburg

Flooding at the Town of Hamburg’s Eighteen Mile Creek Golf Course is expected to improve with the construction of bypass channels and a berm near the 15th tee next spring.

The 40-year-old course, built on a flood plain, has had its share of flooding over the years, with perhaps the worst occurring in August 2009.

The engineering firm, Wendel, performed a flood mitigation study, and designed the channels and berm. The town used a $21,000 payment for damages from the flood from the state Office of Emergency Management to help pay the $29,800 cost for designing work. The remainder of the cost was paid out of the golf course enterprise fund.

Town crews will construct 2,250 feet of flood bypass channels across portions of the golf course, in order to provide contained relief routes for excess creek flows to follow during extreme storm events. A 3- to 4-foot high berm will be built around the perimeter of the 15th tee, fairway and green.

The work is to be done in phases, and likely will start at the third and eighth holes.

Also this week:

• A free children’s matinee will be shown at 1 p.m. today as part of Hamburgh Holidays celebrations.

• The Town Board will conduct a work session at 6 p.m. Monday in Conference Room No. 1, followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the court room in Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave.

• The village Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Village Hall, 100 Main St.

• Blasdell village officials will light a Christmas tree at 6 p.m. Saturday at LaBelle Avenue and Lake Street, followed by a party in Village Hall, 121 Miriam Ave.

• The annual lighting of the star in the village of Hamburg will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday. It can be seen from the municipal parking lot behind Main Street.

• The Snowball Winter Gala Fundraiser for Hamburg Holidays will take place at 6:30p.m. Saturday at Wanakah Country Club.