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Orchard Park

The Orchard Park School Board has approved a contract extension with Fisher Bus Co. at the consumer price index increase, or capped at a maximum of 3 percent, during each of the next five years.

“I believe this is a very good contractual arrangement for the district,” said Jeffrey Petrus, assistant superintendent for business. “With skyrocketing fuel costs, this 3 percent extension is very beneficial and much less than if we went out to bid.”

Petrus said the district could back out any year, noting that transportation contracts can be renewed yearly. “This just locks in a 3 percent annual increase,” he said.

Also this week:

• The town’s Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the basement meeting room of the Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St.

• A representative of state Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, will conduct satellite hours from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Municipal Center.

• The town Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the basement meeting room of the Municipal Center.

• A Town Board work session begins at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the supervisor’s conference room in the Municipal Center, followed by a regular meeting at 7 in the board room.

• The village Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Municipal Center.

• The spring issue of the Town & Village Newsletter is on the town website: www.orchardparkny.org.