Mayor’s Office
As I write this article, there is an alert for all of WNY and beyond as wildfires in Quebec, Canada are affecting our air quality. In the past six months, we have experienced the Thanksgiving storm, which dumped over five feet of snow in our area, the historical Christmas Blizzard, an earthquake and a severe ice storm. Throughout it all, our Highway and Fire Departments have worked tirelessly to keep our streets passable and all our residents safe. They answered search and rescue calls of stranded motorists, vehicle removals, wires down, medical response, CO detections and so much more. We heard countless stories of neighbors assisting neighbors-clearing snow away from furnace exhausts, checking in on seniors, sharing groceries and resources. These are the actions that make our Village an amazing place to live and raise a family. Last spring, we began a rehabilitation of the Sports Courts in Griffith Park. We have seen numerous delays by contractors, who are still experiencing both shortages of manpower and materials. The courts have been paved but are awaiting sealing, painting and striping which, unfortunately, has been rescheduled from May to mid-July. When completed, we will have three pickleball, two foursquare, a hockey court and an open area for games of ladderball and cornhole. Earlier this spring, the older park shelter was overhauled with new supports and siding; 10 new picnic tables were purchased and assembled by our Highway Department along with two 16 X 20 sun shelters in the Splashpad area. We are ready for summer if Mother Nature would cooperate! In 2021 and 2022, the Village finished a full rehabilitation of storm and sanitary sewers, curbing and paving on our “southside” streets- Grattan, Lehigh, Celina, Mann and Wrazen. Our engineer has almost completed our next phase of sewer construction work and final documents will be submitted for approval to the DEC and EFC, as we are utilizing WQIP and WIIA grant monies from New York State. As Roland Street has previously been sliplined, it will be milled and paved this year between Reiman and Broadway. Although Atlantic Street is in poor condition, it cannot be paved until all sewer construction has been completed. We would like to welcome our new Attorney, Kevin Loftus, who will be representing the Village in all legal matters. Kevin has years of experience in municipal government, having served the Town of Lancaster in that capacity for over six years. The 21st Annual Summer Concert Series in Griffith Park kicks off on June 22nd with our returning favorite band, Crash Cadillac. Concerts are every other Thursday beginning at 7:00pm. Skip dinner those nights and buy a hot slice of pizza by Pizza Express, or hotdogs and sausage cooked by yours truly. Have a great summer!!
From the desk of Mayor Thomas Ferrucci
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