Council vote to be sought to limit outdoor music
LOCKPORT -- Alderman John Lombardi III, R-1st Ward, said he will ask the Common Council to vote at next Wednesday's meeting on barring outdoor music downtown after midnight on weeknights and 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights.
"We've got to get a happy medium; one in the morning is more than sufficient," Mayor Michael W. Tucker said at Wednesday's Council work session.
The present law requires quiet after 2 a.m., but some of Lombardi's constituents in Urban Park Towers, an apartment building at 77 Main St., have been complaining.
Lock 34 Bar & Grille, 80 Main St., frequently lets bands play outdoors late at night.
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Waste firm dispenses $646,401 in tax revenue
YOUNGSTOWN -- The towns of Porter and Lewiston and three local school districts are sharing in $646,401 in gross receipt taxes collected last year by Waste Management Co. for hazardous waste dumped in the company's landfill.
The previous year's total gross receipt payment to the towns and school districts was $455,256.
State law requires a hazardous waste facility to charge a 6 percent gross receipt tax on all hazardous waste disposed of in the company's landfill.
Michael Mahar, Waste Management's district manager, explained: "The gross receipt taxes are divided into thirds. One third goes to the Town of Porter, one third to the Town of Lewiston and one third is divided among the Lewiston-Porter, Niagara Wheatfield and Wilson school districts based upon student population."
The amounts distributed are $215,467 to the Town of Porter, $215,467 to the Town of Lewiston, $157,574 to Lewiston-Porter School District, $45,141 to the Niagara Wheatfield School District, and $12,752 to the Wilson school district.
Fishing piers reopen today at base of power plant
LEWISTON -- The fishing piers at the base of the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant will open today .
The New York Power Authority, operator of both piers, announced today's opening on Wednesday. The piers are at the Lewiston Reservoir near the Upper Mountain Fire Company headquarters, off Upper Mountain Road.
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GCC trustees told of impact of Orleans campus centers
ALBION -- Genesee Community College's board of trustees, holding its monthly meeting Monday at the Albion Campus Center, learned from faculty and students the impact the college has made in Orleans County in over 20 years.
The Albion site opened in June 1990 and was the first of GCC's six campus centers in four counties. Albion and nearby Medina have enrolled 509 students for the spring semester. An additional 35 high school students attend on-site classes at the two centers.
Associate Dean Gloria A. Morgan said the two centers collaborate in planning courses and student services. Both are also closely involved in the county's community life.