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Town Board Action - February 2017

Disposition 2-6-17
Councilman Ray Billica was absent from the meeting.
   Councilwoman Beverly Kinney introduced Local Law #1 to Regulate Solar Energy Facilities. The law has been in the works since last year, with input from the Town Board, Planning Board and town Attorney Dan Spitzer. Kinney noted that special use permits will still be needed for all of the commercial enterprises and there are minimum acreage restrictions. The law was approved 4-0. See Solar Law.

   The public hearing regarding a bond resolution for water treatment plant improvements was approved 4-0. Another public hearing is scheduled for March 6th for a bond resolution regarding improvement of the consolidated sewer district. The signing of a contract with Erie County to accept funds to update the Grand Island Master Plan was tabled for further review.

   During the public comment period, Doug Learman of the Zoning Department spoke of being cyber bullied by an Island resident and inflamatory "news" blogger.

    The Grand Island Town Board will hold a workshop on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. See agenda.

The Town Board;
  •     Approved a change order for additional work on the Ferry Road Waterline Improvement project at a cost of $5,580.97.
  •    Approved the split/merge of a lot on Meadow Lane between neighbors Richard Hosmer and Joseph D'Agostino.
  •    Approved a request to split property at 1725 Grand Island Blvd. for tax billing purposes was approved.
  •    Approved the renewal of a special use permit for a dog kennel on Alvin Road.
  •    Approved tower permit renewals for Bedell Road Bikepath and 3078 Staley Road.




    Town Board Meeting - February 2017

    Agenda 2-6-17 - Agenda Packet
       The next Town Board meeting will take place on Monday, February 6th at Town Hall.




    Town Board Action - January 2017

    Disposition 1-17-17
       A public hearing is planned for Monday, February 6th at 8:00 p.m. for a bond resolution to increase and improve the facilities of the consolidated water district/water treatment plant. A change order was approved in the amount of $4,680.50 for Ferry Road Waterline improvements. The Town Board accepted with regret and certificate of appreciation the retirement of wastewater treatment plant operator David Hamlin after 39 years of service. Approved hiring John Palaszewski for the wastewater treatment plant operator position.

       Thanks to Council member Bev Kinney and the Cable Communications Advisory Board for their work in recovering $67,540 from Charter (previously Time Warner) for underpayment of fees. There is a workshop on Monday, January 23rd at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall for miscellaneous agenda items.

    The Town Board;
  •    Approved the special use permit renewal of Robert Mesmer, 2548 Love Road for private airport/landing strip/residential, rural area.
  •     Approved site plan and issued SEQR for David Mazur, a mini-self storage facility at 2549 Whitehaven Road.
  •     Appointed Greg Butcher as Deputy Emergency Services Coordinator.




    Town Board Meeting - January 2017

    Agenda 1-17-17
       The next Town Board meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 17th due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.




    Town Boards, Meeting Days & Liaisons - January 2017

    See list.




    Town Board Action - January 2017

    Disposition 1-3-17
       A half a dozen residents spoke in favor of the removal of the bike path area by South Lane, for trapping permits on public lands. Councilman Ray Billica introduced the change after walking the area and talking to local residents.

       The first meeting of the year concerns the reorganization of the Town of Grand Island. A list of 45 items were accepted by the Town Council, including Advisory Board and Liaisons appointments.