Work has begun to clear Buffalo Creek of debris that could cause flooding.
After receiving a permit from the state Department of Transportation, crews started the job last week by using a bulldozer to push a rocky shoal to the north bank, according to Matthew D. English, highway superintendent.
“The shoal had gotten so big that water was passing along one side only,” he said. “We’re also clearing any trees that are in the water.”
Work will continue during dry conditions, English said.
Last winter, homes in the Lexington Green neighborhood off Indian Church Road sustained extensive when an ice jam sent creek waters over the banks.
Crews also will be clearing debris from Cazenovia Creek, in a flood-control area known as the “fingers.”
• Summerfest ‘14 continues from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Fourteen Holy Helpers Parish, 1345 Indian Church Road. The event features live music, a craft beer tent, craft show, food, games and raffles.
• The Town Board meets at 2 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.
• The Erie 1 BOCES Board of Education has a work session at 4 p.m. Monday at the Education Campus, 355 Harlem Road.
• A Zoning Board of Appeals meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers at Town Hall.
• Main Street Marketplace runs from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the grassy hill at Main Street and Union Road – adjacent to Town Hall. In case of wet weather, vendors will be on the hockey rink parking lot behind Town Hall.
• Works in Fiber, an exhibit featuring pieces by fiber artists Doreen Kelly and Mary Fisher, runs through next Sunday at Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road. The center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.