COUNCIL VOTES TO BUY TWO POLICE CRUISERS
The Lackawanna City Council voted Monday night to buy two cars for the Police Department.
By a unanimous 5-0 vote, a contract for $45,812 was awarded to Jack Adkins Ford on Abbott Road. The city is buying two 2005 Ford Crown Victoria police cruisers.
Money is available in the current operating account for one car, and funds from the capital budget will purchase the other one.
In other business, the Council voted unanimously against selling a vacant two-family house at 18 Caldwell St. for $1,000. Some councilmen had concerns about the sale; one cited having sold other dilapidated properties that should have been demolished, then having to deal with the new owners about uncorrected problems.
However, that specific property isn't under demolition order at this time, according to a letter written by Joseph Geyer of the Division of Code Enforcement.
MEETING HELD IN ATTEMPT TO BLOCK RAZING OF HOUSE
Meetings were held Monday in an attempt to save a 19th century house on Elmwood Avenue from the wrecking ball.
Pano Georgiadis, the owner of Pano's Restaurant, has applied for a demolition order to tear the building down so he can expand seating and parking at his restaurant next door.
The meetings, organized by Mayor Anthony M. Masiello, involved city officials, Georgiadis, preservationists and neighborhood representatives.
NFTA TO HOLD HEARING ON SPECIALTY PASSES
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will hold a public hearing Thursday on making specialty bus and rail passes permanent.
The session, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium of Erie Community College City Campus, will include the NFTA's Holiday Pass, USA NiagaraLink Trolley Pass, Shea's Metro Rail Pass, Summer Youth Pass, Darien Lake Express Pass, Buffalo Bills Express Pass and the Buffalo Philharmonic Metro Allegro Express.
EVENT RAISES $10,000 FOR RENAISSANCE CAMPUS
The 10th annual Galleria of Treats, a Halloween alternative to trick-or-treating sponsored by Kids Escaping Drugs on Saturday in Walden Galleria, attracted more than 10,000 youngsters and adults and raised more than $10,000.
The event benefited Renaissance Campus, a live-in treatment facility in West Seneca that helps teens overcome drug and alcohol abuse.
COMPANY WILL REMOVE LEAD-CONTAMINATED SOIL
A Depew company will remove lead-contaminated soil from the properties of 25 neighboring homes as part of an agreement signed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
NL (National Lead) Industries also will remove contaminated soil from its plant at 3241 Walden Ave. near Transit Road, which is a Superfund site.