Orchard Park

Village taxes are due by July 1. After that, penalties will be assessed.

Residents can pay village taxes and their water bills on the village website at Use the “Payments” tab in the navigation menu on the website to make a payment.

In other Orchard Park news, residents who want to keep an eye on their neighborhoods have been getting the message across to police.

“There is public interest in neighborhood watches,” Assistant Police Chief Joseph Wehrfritz told the Town Board.

He said the department is looking into setting up the watch groups.

Also, Town Board members have hired Fontanese Folts Aubrecht Ernst Architects to design the Green Lake Park recreation shelter and barn cold storage addition for a cost not to exceed $8,500.

Town Engineer Wayne Bieler said it is hoped construction can start as soon as programming in the park ends this fall.

In addition, Town Board members canceled their work session Wednesday for lack of a quorum.

Also this week:

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

• Keeping Kids Safe Project by S.I.P. Kids, a national child safety organization that provides free digital fingerprints for children, will be at West Herr Toyota, 4141 Southwestern Blvd., from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.