Town of Tonawanda
Early next month, the town is scheduled to begin phase three of the four-phase, $60 million Parker-Fries sewer reconstruction project, which is only the first part of an anticipated decades-long, townwide sewer system update.
Replacement of the town’s 60-year-old sanitary sewer lines was necessitated by sewage overflowing into storm sewers and nearby waterways, landing the town in hot water with state and federal environmental regulatory agencies.
Phase three involves replacing more than 11,050 linear feet of sanitary sewer lines along Parkhurst Boulevard, from Woodland Drive south to Chelsea Street, and tributary lines along that route, according to Town Supervisor Anthony F. Caruana.
The work was awarded to Yarussi Construction of Niagara Falls for $9.8 million, he said.
A public meeting for residents in the construction zone to learn more about the project’s impact will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Franklin Middle School auditorium, 540 Parkhurst Blvd.
Also this week:
• The Kenmore Village Board meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A work session begins at 6:30 in the mayor’s office.
• An annual Intergenerational Dance, organized by the Kenmore East National Honor Society and Senior Citizens Center, will be held Friday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in Kenmore East High School, 350 Fries Road. The dance brings senior citizens and high school students together for a night of music, dancing and fun. All senior citizens in the Village of Kenmore and town are invited to attend. Tickets are available for $2 at the Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road. For more information, call 874-3266.
• Caruana will give his annual State of the Town address Friday at Cardinal O’Hara High School, 39 O’Hara Road. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a buffet lunch at noon catered by Banchetti by Rizzo. Tickets cost $20 and may be purchased by calling the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce at 874-1202.