West Seneca's town board will grow from three to five members, as residents voted 62 to 38 percent in favor of Proposition One.

There were five seats on the board until 2009, when the town chose to downsize in an effort to save money.

The nearly adjacent town of Hamburg also downsized, but then returned to a five-person board three years ago. Board members there said the workload is more manageable spread out among five people, with better communication while following the state's open meeting law for public officials.

"When it was a three-person board, no two board members could be together to talk town business and it became very inefficient," said Tom Best, Hamburg councilman.

The West Seneca board is currently made of up three members: Supervisor Sheila Meegan, Bill Hanley and Eugene Hart. The two current councilmen are each paid about $21,000 a year and do not receive benefits.

The candidates for the two new seats will be on the ballot next November.