More than 100 town of Dunkirk residents signed a petition opposing the Dunkirk Meadows housing development, which was presented to the town board Tuesday in the town hall on Willow Road.
"I would like to present to the Town of Dunkirk Board a petition opposing the proposed housing project on Route 60," Betty Pagan said.
She said the signers of the petition believe the project is a "bad choice" for several reasons.
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Betty Pagan presented a petition opposing the Dunkirk Meadows development to the Dunkirk Town Board Tuesday.
"I know there was a plan A and now there is a plan B but this applies to both of them, even though the signatures were taken for plan A. There are issues that make this a bad choice; safety, overcrowding and a burden on the present taxpayers ... and on behalf of myself, the other signers and town residents we would like to present this to you," she explained.
She gave the petition to the board but said there is more support for the cause.
"There are 134 signatures; if you need more, we could get more," she added.
Town Supervisor Richard Purol accepted the petition and said it would also be shared with the planning board. He said the next planning board meeting will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the town hall to discuss the site plans of the development with Wendel engineers.
In other business:
The board approved a contract for enhanced police protection from the City of Dunkirk Police for $1,500 per month for 12 hours per week of protection.
The board allowed the clerk to sign a lease with a new company for a copier pending further research. The lease expires Sept. 9, before the next board meeting.
The board approved a resolution to amend the regular meeting times of the board from the second Tuesday of the month to the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. beginning in September. The board also scheduled workshops as needed beginning with Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. and tentatively Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. both in the town hall.