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West Seneca

A public hearing will be held Monday afternoon on tax breaks sought by Buffalo Geothermal for a project on French Road.

The hearing, scheduled by the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, will be held from 1:45 to 2 p.m. in council chambers in town hall, 1250 Union Road.

Buffalo Geothermal is seeking sales, mortgage recording and property tax breaks on its purchase of a 6.23-acre parcel of vacant land at 117 French Road. It wants to build and equip an 11,500-square-foot building for the design, manufacture and installation of high-efficiency geothermal energy systems.

The facility will include 8,000 square feet of manufacturing space; 1,000 square feet of warehouse space; 1,000 square feet of research and development space; 1,200 square feet of office space; and 300 square feet of retail space.

The ECIDA will own the property and lease it back to the company.

Also this week:

• An opening reception for an exhibit on historic Ebenezer will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. today in Burchfield Nature and Art Center, 2001 Union Road. Town historian Jim Pace will present a slide show and lecture on Ebenezer. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.