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Aurora town residents will pay a bit more this year for their garbage and recycling pickup.

The Town Board on Monday night approved a contract extension that carries a 1.8 percent annual increase with Waste Management through 2015.

As a result, residents’ unit charge for garbage and recycling will go to $176.52, up from the current $173.40.

The rate increase is locked in for the duration of the contract extension.

In other matters, the board approved a $3,447 change order for work on the Main Street Library’s rear porch roof. Grove Roofing Services is the contractor.

The roof restoration was not included in the original project, Supervisor Jolene M. Jeffe said. However, the countywide library system approved the amount as part of a grant for library improvements.

Town officials also signed off on part of the renovation of the Gleed Avenue building now used as the Southside Municipal Center. The town agreed to a $2,423.95 final payment to Allied Mechanical for its portion of the renovations, which also involve other contractors.

• Jeffe expressed concern about the rising cost of Erie County senior citizen lunches that the town provides at the Aurora Senior Center at Oakwood Avenue and King Street.

The price increase is upping the cost of lunches to $3.50 from $2.75, she said.

A lot of residents use the program, so there is concern about the cost increase and the elimination of salads, she said.

• Jeffe announced that Town Historian Rob Goller is continuing to work on updating the town website and is formulating ideas.

• The board will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 on improvements proposed for Water District 6, covering Geneva and Center roads.

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