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2007-11-28 / Bee Heard

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.It's unbelievable that People Inc. has had to spend three years attempting to purchase the Mennonite Church from the town. What is the matter with the supervisor and town board? This is a way to save money, and I've been told that space for the records currently at the building is available at the town Smith Road building. What is the holdup? Another waste of taxpayer money.

.In Amherst, I don't know what we need a town board for. The developers are running the town.

.Clearly developers have the money to buy full-page ads in this newspaper to push their propaganda about the so-called benefits of building more retail and housing developments. Witness the Maple Road and open space referendum issues. All the developers need to do is to pull the "we'll lower your taxes" string, get the ill-informed of this community and their compatriots on the Amherst Town Board to go along with any outrageous and impossible promises for more building that is totally unnecessary in this community.

.Vacant stores abound in Amherst. Since Vix left the corner of Maple and North Forest, the area has been vacant. Maple Road is highly congested with frequent accidents at the Maple/North Forest intersection. We do not need new development on Maple Road. Develop the land further out on Millersport, where the road can accommodate more traffic.

.Now that the election is over, I wish a sincere goodbye to the outgoing town board members, thank them for their hard work and let them know I am disappointed with their obstructionist positions and all-too-frequent grandstanding. A hearty welcome to the newly elected town boards members, who I feel are much more philosophically inclined to agree with our hardworking and strongly civic-minded supervisor. Once we get the highway department position decided, maybe then we'll begin to get a full day's work out of our highway workers, beginning with a clean and efficient pickup of the leaves.

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