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Orchard Park

Town residents will have a chance Wednesday night to say what they think about a change in the town code aimed at preventing private snow plows from dumping snow on the street or private property.

Town Board members are considering an amendment that would allow not only snow plow drivers to be ticketed for depositing snow off the parcel they are plowing, but the residents and property owners who hire them as well. A public hearing will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday during the board’s regular meeting in the municipal center, 4295 S. Buffalo St.

Often driveways and parking lots are plowed in the middle of the night, and the drivers aren’t seen by police, code enforcement officers or residents. Officials have gotten complaints that snow has been dumped in the street or on another person’s property. But by the time the complaint comes in , the plow driver is long gone.

Under the proposed amendment, police and building inspectors would have the authority to cite the owner of the property that was plowed if the snow was not confined the owner’s property.

Infractions of the ordinance are subject to a fine up to $250, up to 15 days in jail, or both.

Also this week:

• The Village Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the municipal center.

• The School Board will meet at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the district office, 3330 Baker Road. The board plans to go into executive session and reopen the meeting to the public at 7 p.m.

•The town Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the municipal center.

• The Town Board will conduct a work session at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the supervisor’s conference room in the municipal center followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the board room.