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Thad Komorowski


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The 2020 Town of Niagara budget has come in under the mandated state cap and includes a small property tax increase for homeowners and businesses. The $9,522,258 budget is $727 under the cap of 2%. The total tax levy is increased to $2,445,537, up from $2,299,829 in 2019. The average homestead tax rate will go up 37 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $5.94, or…

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TOWN OF NIAGARA – The Town Board found out last week that a business that closed in August won’t be vacant for long. Joe Cecconi’s Chrysler Complex has purchased the former Four Seasons Cinema property and will convert it into an auto service center. The dealership wants permission to begin moving cars to the location from its lot on Military Road, which has become over…

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TOWN OF NIAGARA – The first car wash since “Willy the Whale” swam away is coming to town on Military Road. The Town Board this week reviewed and seemed ready to approve a proposal to construct a four-bay car wash at 2727 Military Road by Lewiston resident Adam M. Backus. The plan to combine four commercial lots next to Advance Auto Parts was previously reviewed by the P…

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TOWN OF NIAGARA – The comment period for the Bri Estates scoping document has been extended by nearly two weeks. The Town Board approved the extension Tuesday to allow residents additional time to submit written comments on the subdivision proposed near Colonial Drive and Miller Road. The comments will be added to the scoping document that has been prepared as part of t…

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TOWN OF NIAGARA – A proposal to put a combination convenience store and gas station on a key commercial parcel that has been home to restaurants for decades is expected to be considered soon by the town's Planning Board. But Town Board members have let the developer know that he will have a difficult time making the project work at an intersection known as a traffic hea…

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TOWN OF NIAGARA – “Brother, can you spare me a dime?” may soon become a risky – even illegal – phrase to utter in town soon. The Town Board is poised to pass a local law that bans “aggressive panhandling” in the town with a penalty of a fine up to $250. The law that prohibits aggressive panhandling in any public place along with some specific locations. A June public…

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Anyone who receives a package from Roger Spurback should proceed with caution. Spurback, who works in the Town of Niagara parks, told the Town Board recently that he is tired of dog walkers who let their pets relieve themselves without cleaning it up. When he mows the grass, the mess gets all over the mower and shoots out back into the park. Spurback said he is going…

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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…