Town of Tonawanda
A local environmental group is pushing for the Town Board to adopt a resolution Monday night that opposes the reopening of a Sheridan Drive crematory until residents’ concerns are met.
The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York has rallied residents who say they’re fed up with smoke, odor and noise from a crematory owned by the Amigone family chain of funeral homes.
Anthony Amigone, Sr. announced Thursday he has “no immediate plans” to reopen the crematory and backed away from a proposal to move it to a northwest corner of the property. Board members do not appear united on the resolution with some supporting it and others questioning the need for it.
The Town Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday in council chambers at the municipal building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A work session begins at 4 in the second-floor conference room.
Also this week:
• The monthly meeting of Kenmore Village Improvement Society begins at 7 p.m. Monday in Kenmore Community Center, Wilber and Mang avenues.
• The Ken-Ton School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria of Franklin Middle School, 540 Parkhurst Blvd.
• Staff from State Sen. Mark Grisanti’s office will hold satellite office hours from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the municipal building.
• Town historian John Percy will present, in photos and commentary, the history of the local builders of World War II aircraft, modern spacecraft and more. The event takes place Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. in the town historical society, 100 Knoche Road. For more information, call 873-5774.
• Kenmore-Tonawanda Friends of the Library is holding its “Big Book Sale” Thursday through Saturday at Lincoln Arena, Parker Boulevard and Decatur Road. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday for members – but new members can sign up at the door; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday with a bag sale at the end of the day. Organizers say 11,000 book titles as well as DVDs, CDs and puzzles will be available for purchase with proceeds going to the town’s public library.