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Two property owners asked the Orchard Park Town Board on Wednesday night for more time to fix up houses they own to save them from demolition.
They spoke at two hearings called as part of the process of declaring property dangerous and unsafe, which is required before the town could demolish them.
David McManaman, of South Lincoln Avenue, said he wants to convert a three-bedroom house at 3885 Taylor Road into a storage facility.
"It was a barn, and I converted it to a living area," he said. "I would like to turn it back into a storage facility."
Board members gave him 60 days to convert the structure.
"If there is something you need to do, now is the time to do it," Supervisor Janis Colarusso said.
Laurie and James Siwy, of Pinewood Drive, West Seneca, said the couple does not know why they were cited for a house they own at 574 Lakeview Ave. The house was damaged in a fire in 2009, according to a town building inspector's report.
"We are in the process of selling the home as is," Laurie Siwy said.
"The insurance company ruled the house safe," James Siwy added.
The couple presented an engineer's report stating the house is safe, and the Town Board said it would keep the hearing open until its next regular meeting so the building inspector can review the report.
Also Wednesday night, Police Chief Andrew Benz said Erie County is converting the intersection of Taylor, South Taylor and New Taylor roads into a three-way stop. The signs are scheduled to be erected Monday.

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