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Meeting blog at 6:45 p.m.: Requiring landlords to be licensed in Cheektowaga?

A long-anticipated, yet controversial, move to enact a Landlord Licensing Law in the Town of Cheektowaga is expected to be considered tonight by the Cheektowaga Town Board.

The town's first local law of 2013 is being sponsored by Supervisor Mary F. Holtz and Councilman Stanley J. Kaznowski III and would, if approved, require landlords renting four or more residential dwelling units in the town to obtain a license.

Town officials held a public hearing on the proposal way back in September 2011. Several landlords turned out to voice their opposition to the plan, while some residents and town police officials expressed support for the law.

It will be the first regular meeting of the town board since last month's brouhaha between Republican and Democratic leaders over several town issues led to chastisements by several residents.

Join T.J. Pignataro, the Buffalo News' Cheektowaga reporter, who will be live tonight in the council chambers at Cheektowaga Town Hall.


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