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Tonawanda Town Planning Board holds special meeting tonight

The Town of Tonawanda Planning Board is holding a special meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave., to consider approving several site plans and special use permits.

The Board will consider a plan for the Kenmore Teachers Credit Union in 2265 Sheridan Drive, the former Demetri's Family Restaurant. James A. Kokinos and Helen G. Kokinos sold the building to Kenmore Teachers Federal Credit Union this year for $250,000, according to Erie County Real Estate records.

The board will also consider MJ Mechanical's site plan for the North Youngmann Commerce Center.

The Erie County Industrial Development Agency last month approved $860,250 in tax breaks for Zaepfel Development Co.’s $3.3 million proposal to build a 40,000-square-foot facility at 95 Pirson Parkway, in Tonawanda’s North Youngmann Commerce Center, for MJ Mechanical, The News reported last month.

That will allow it to expand from its current 25,000 square feet at 2040 Military Road, which it has outgrown.

MJ Mechanical is a full-service commercial and industrial heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration contractor, with clients in Western and Central New York and northern Pennsylvania. It also provides sheet-metal fabrication. The company now employs 141, plus two part-time workers, and expects to grow to 170 workers, with five part-timers.

The incentives include $131,250 in sales tax savings, $19,000 in mortgage tax savings and $710,000 in property tax breaks.

“Youngmann was not too long ago a vacant parcel of land,” Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said then. “It is now one of the most active locations for construction in our region. It’s getting to the point where it’s going to be full very soon. So I support this project.”

Here is the Planning Board's full agenda, as posted in the Municipal Building:

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