Share this article

print logo

Blasdell may be getting a covered bus shelter

The Village of Blasdell is looking into the possibility of a covered bus shelter.

Mayor Michael R. Petrie said Wednesday that the idea was discussed in the past but that after it had appeared to be a dead issue, the office of Assemblyman Sean M. Ryan, D-Buffalo, may assist in the effort.

Petrie said he does not want to disclose which location has been proposed to the village.

“It’s just a matter of working it out,” he said. “We’re working on a potential location for a covered bus stop.”

Currently, there are bus stops on South Park and Lake avenues.

In other matters at the Village Board meeting:

• Clerk-Treasurer Janet L. Plarr said that although mild winter weather delayed opening up the ice rink at JFK Playground, the recent shift to cold weather has given residents the opportunity to enjoy the popular winter activity.

“The ice rink is up and running,” Plarr said. “The kids were out there skating today.”

Plarr said a wind shelter and bench have been added for those who are not skating and are trying to keep warm.

• Louis A. McDonald, a resident and former village trustee, said that as a way to help people stay warm this winter, he and his wife, Pamela, have placed hats and gloves inside of the little library kiosks in the village and encourage those who are not wearing hats or gloves to take them.

The boxes are located at Lake and Salisbury avenues, in front of the former library on Salisbury and at JFK Playground.