Village Board meetings are always interesting and active. At last night’s Village Board Meeting the board:
- Concluded public hearings on the final 13 of the 26 total properties designated for historic landmark status. A vote on the properties will be taken after historic design guidelines are completed, likely in September.
- Passed two laws that will make it easier for village staff to enforce high grass, property maintenance and other quality of life issues in a timely manner.
- Discussed the delicate balance between the “event village” culture on Main Street and the need for village residents to have a reasonable amount of quiet time in the summer without bands blaring music.
- Also, look in this week’s Amherst Bee for a letter to the editor from Deputy Mayor Chris Duquin on the landlord registration law.
2. Term Limits for all elected officials - no more than 2 terms.
3. Increase Social Security Benefits by 25% to be paid by a sales tax on Wall Street.
4. Interest on day-to-day Savings Accounts should be 5¼%.
5. All New York Government Spending on Projects and Services should be done using New York State manufactured goods and New York State service providers.
6. Bring back Steel Manufacturing to New York State. Steel is used to build roads and bridges.
7. Create good paying 40 hour a week jobs by bringing manufacturing jobs to New York.
8. Eliminate tolls on the Thruway. Gasoline taxes should be dedicated to highways and not going into the general fund.
9. No unfunded mandates made by New York State on local governments.