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Thad Komorowski


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TOWN OF NIAGARA – A revision of the town code on political signs will be the subject of a public hearing scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 14 in Town Hall. The current code says political signs can be posted no sooner than two weeks before a primary or general election, according to Supervisor Lee S. Wallace. The signs must then come down as soon as possible after those dates…

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TOWN OF NIAGARA – The administrative fee charged for unpaid sewer and water accounts has been increased from $25 to $100. The Town Board approved the move Tuesday following a public hearing that drew no audience comments. Water and Sewer Superintendent Steve Roberts told the board at a previous work session that some home owners will intentionally not pay the charges…

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Changes to the residential recycling system in the Town of Niagara have been postponed due to inclement weather. Supervisor Lee S. Wallace said last week that scheduled plans to distribute bigger recycling containers to homeowners in early February had to be put on hold because of bad winter weather. Each residential property owner is expected to be given a 95-gallon…

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The cost of water and using the park facilities in the Town of Niagara is going up in 2019. The Town Board reviewed recommendations Wednesday to increase charges for water and sewer as well as use of the community center and baseball diamonds at Veterans Memorial Community Park next year. Water and Sewer Superintendent Steve Roberts told board members that the town n…

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TOWN OF NIAGARA – Residential recycling will soon become bigger and, perhaps, better. Each residential property owner will be given a 95-gallon recycling cart to replace the smaller bins that are now in use because of a recent agreement between the town and Republic Services. Republic, the firm contracted to collect recycling and refuse, is planning to give enough ca…

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The 2019 Town of Niagara budget reflects a small tax increase for all property owners. The Town Board voted unanimously this month to pass the $8.8 million budget. The budget decreased by $225,928 from what is expected to be spent this year and no money was taken from the town fund balance, which is about $900,000. About $2.3 million needs to be raised through tax…

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TOWN OF NIAGARA — Light displays once part of the Christmas “Holiday of Lights Trail” are coming to the town. Traditionally adorning the roads of Hyde Park in Niagara Falls during the Christmas season, the numerous displays have been purchased by the town to decorate Veterans Memorial Park and Military Road. Supervisor Lee Wallace said the displays, valued at almost $300…

TOWN OF NIAGARA – The immediate future of the controversial Bri Estates development proposal should be known Tuesday. At its monthly meeting, the Town Board is scheduled to vote on the second part of the environmental assessment form regarding the 115-lot subdivision that is planned to be built behind the neighborhoods on Colonial Drive and Miller Road. A positive or…

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TOWN OF NIAGARA – The controversial Bri Estates development will be the subject of a public hearing before the Town Board next month. The hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in Town Hall. The proposal calls for the construction of 115 homes behind the neighborhoods on Colonial Drive and Miller Road. The subdivision, which has been on the drawing board for mor…

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TOWN OF NIAGARA – Efforts to convert the former U.S. Army Reserve base on Porter Road into an emergency response center and a commercial development property advanced Tuesday as several actions were approved by the Town Board. The town’s plans to acquire and transfer the 20-acre site – which have been in the works for several years – were the subject of three resolution…

The debate over Bri Estates, a proposed 115-home subdivision in the Town of Niagara, is slated to continue 7 p.m. Tuesday in Niagara Town Hall. Town Clerk Sylvia Virtuoso said the town planning board has scheduled a special hearing for the developers to present a revised plan for the controversial proposal. She said the developers were requested to return with changes a…

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A manager of a landfill cited as being the source of a pervasive, foul odor told Town of Niagara officials that the company is taking necessary steps to clear the air but there's "no simple fix." Joseph Zwirecki, general manager of Allied Waste Services, the 377-acre landfill that stretches from Niagara Falls Boulevard to nearly Portage Road, said his company has made p…

Property owners in the Town of Niagara are likely to face a rate hike for water and sewer use in 2018 to help offset significant treatment cost increases. Supervisor Lee Wallace outlined a proposed new rate schedule to Town Board members at a work session Dec. 6 and explained that the higher rates were necessary because of shortfalls in the water and sewer budgets. “…

SANBORN – The Niagara-Wheatfield School Board gave the green light Wednesday to a $3.9 million energy conservation project that would make improvements in three school buildings – and end up paying for itself, officials said. By a unanimous vote, the board authorized proceeding with an energy performance contract with the Siemens Corp. to come up with specifications for…

TOWN OF NIAGARA – Military Road School, which has been vacant for at least 25 years, may reopen as a housing complex for the elderly.Developer Dave Tosetto of Youngstown described his future plans for the site to Town Board members Wednesday as being similar to the Mount View Health Facility. Tosetto, who successfully reopened the Lockport site last year, said Military Roa…