Working For You In Washington, D.C.
$450,000 Grant For Grand Island
Boulevard Sewer Line.
Led Successful Fight To Separate Our
Land From Seneca Lawsuit
For You In Albany, N.Y.
Saved $1.6 million for residents by having
the NYS DOT upgrade the West River Road before the transfer to the Town of
Obtained Millions in Grants for
Sidewalks, Bike Paths, Recreation, Open Spaces and Master Planning.
Protected 34 Acres Of Waterfront.
For You Right Here At Home
Cut Costs By Consolidating Departments
and Eliminating Senior Management Positions.
Veteran – U.S. Coast Guard 1st Class Petty Officer
Boy Scouts of America – Troop Leader
Grand Island Fire Company – Joined 1959 - Fire Chief 1982-1988
St. Stephen’s School – Advisory Board 2 Terms
Town Supervisor – Since January 1st 1998
Leadership Is Key –
|Brought in over 3 million
dollars in Federal and State money to Grand Island.
$250,000 For sidewalks in the
Town Center 2 months before being elected.
- $150,000 For improvements to Veteran’s Park for Parking, Softball Fields and additional restrooms which will be constructed in the spring of 2008
- $400,000 to extend sewer lines down Grand Island Blvd. from Top's to Burger King.
- $600,000+ to make safety improvements to the East/West River Road thru Buckhorn to connect existing bike trails.
- $50,000 to help purchase 200 acres open space between River Oaks and Ransom Road
- Other grants were received for playground equipment, to revise Local Waterfront Revaluation Plan (LWRP), the Master Plan for Scenic Woods, Bicentennial & Spicer Creek Wetlands.
- $1.6 million DOT Grant to resolve traffic congestion & improve traffic flow at the intersection of Staley and Grand Island Blvd. Project is in design with construction scheduled for 2009 or 2010.
|Efficient & Cost
- Consolidated the offices of
Receiver of Taxes into the Town Clerk office to save thousands of
dollars and still improved the service to the public.
- Eliminated two management level
positions in Water & Waste Water Departments, replaced with
- Established town-wide fleet
maintenance system. All possible work to be done in house which.
- Working on an employee sharing
concept which will allow the town to shift staff during peak
- Instituted an energy
performance project. The cost is being funded by guaranteed savings in
- Negotiated a gift of 17 acres on Bush Road, protected as open space.
- Led efforts which resulted in purchase of 203 acres known as Scenic Woods – The #1 priority of town's Conservation Commission and it connected 5 existing town parcels creating a single 275 acre open space.
- Personally appealed to Assembly members and the Assembly Speaker for the restoration of Spicer Creek wetlands to the New York State list of property eligible for state purchase. This was the DEC Region 8's highest priority, which had been removed from the list by the former Governor, ultimately the wetlands were acquired by DEC.
- Added additional facilities at Veteran's park including a baseball diamond, football field and two softball fields.
- Planted 150 Sesquicentennial trees, 25 American Elm. Joined Re-Tree WNY which will result in at least 60 more free trees in the park and along Grand Island blvd.- Thruway has widened both the Baseline and Buckhorn Park overpasses to provide safe bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Shoulders along Grand Island Blvd. have been improved to accommodate bicycles and pedestrians.
Successfully led fight to get Grand Island separated from the Seneca
Land Claim suit. Grand Island was dropped from the U.S. Justice
Department’s claim by the former Director, during former President
Clinton’s the last week in office.
- Established Supervisor’s Committee for Historic Preservation, which was then formalized as a Town Advisory Board.- Established Supervisors Committee for Economic Development. This committee was also formalized as an Advisory Board. The Economic Development Advisory Board has successfully worked to win $97,500 for Long Road property.
Election Day – Tuesday,
November 6, 2007
for by friends to elect Pete McMahon