Orchard Park

One resident told the Town Board last week motorists should be able to turn right onto Jewett Holmwood Road at a red light on South Buffalo Street.

A “no turn on red light” sign was erected for the northbound lane last year. The southbound lane has a left-turn arrow.

“It ties up anybody trying to get out of Ellicott and that tie-up backs up right through the light,” Thomas Pieczynski of Pawtucket Row said of the new sign.

“That sign is there because of my office,” Supervisor Janis Colarusso said. “More people were making that right while those people were turning left.”

Pieczynski said the area can be difficult to navigate, when motorists can’t get into or out of the side street because traffic that used to turn right on a red light is backed up at the traffic signal.

Councilman David Kaczor suggested referring the matter to the Traffic Safety Committee to review the intersection and decide whether to seek a change from the state.

“We bat about 25 percent dealing with the state on a lot of these issues,” he said.

Town Board members also joined other municipalities last week in opposing a state proposal to impose limitations on plea bargaining in traffic court and shift fines away from local courts to the state.

Also this week:

• The Village Board will conduct its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the municipal center, 4295 S. Buffalo St.

• The town Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the municipal center.

• The town Recreation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the municipal center.

• The town Planning Board will hold a work session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the basement meeting room in the municipal center. The board also plans to conduct several public hearings at its regular meeting at 7 p.m., including proposals for Eagle Heights West, a 22-lot subdivision on 30 acres off Deer Run, 16 single family homes to be built on 13.5 acres of vacant land off Norwood Lane, and two minor two-lot subdivisions on Michael Road and Jewett Holmwood Road.