Now we want to get your feedback on what we’ve come up with! Normally we would have a public meeting for this, but since health and safety is of the utmost importance, we’re going virtual with an interactive site below.
There are a few different options for you to give us your feedback here including a map, survey, and discussion forum, so take it for a spin and let us know your thoughts!
The site will be available until the end of January to ensure we get a good amount of feedback. It also includes a little background on the project and a timeline of future events in case you don’t remember or didn’t know what this project is about.
2021 Special Collection Hours:
Friday, February 12
8:30 a.m. to 6:00p.m.
Saturday, February 13
9:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Monday, February 15
Tuesday, February 16
The regular meeting of the Planning Board on January 11, 2021 has been cancelled.
Town of Grand Island Recipient
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced grant awards totaling $1.4 million for urban forestry projects across the state to help communities’ inventory, plant, and maintain public trees. The grants are part of DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, which works to increase public awareness of the importance of trees and helps communities develop and implement comprehensive tree management plans to create healthy forests while enhancing quality of life for residents.
“Healthy community forests provide a host of environmental, economic, and social benefits, including wildlife habitat, watershed protection, flood reduction, increased property values, and improved public health,” said Commissioner Seggos. “Governor Andrew Cuomo is investing in the health of New York’s communities through the State's Environmental Protection Fund, providing crucial assistance for our state’s vital forests to thrive.”
The 38 projects to receive funding were selected from a total of 154 applications, ranked by cost effectiveness, lasting benefits, use of partnerships, inclusion of outreach and education, and support from local stakeholders. The urban forestry grants complement DEC's ongoing initiatives to address invasive species, climate change, environmental degradation, environmental justice, and urban sprawl. Over the last nine years, New York State has funded more than $11.4 million in grants to support projects with a total value of more than $18.3 million.
WESTERN NEW YORK
- City of Olean - $32,750; Tree Inventory and Management Plan
- Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Inc. - $75,000; Tree Maintenance
- Cornell Cooperative Extension Erie County - $22,342; Education
- Village of Depew - $25,617; Tree Inventory and Management Plan
- Town of Grand Island - $50,000; Tree Inventory and Management Plan
- City of North Tonawanda - $50,000; Tree Inventory and Management Plan
Highway Department states its policies for winter
November 1, 2020 is the official start of our 2020-2021 Winter Season.
Please observe our "No Parking" restrictions on all public highways
between the hours of 2:00 am thru 7:00 am
from November 1, 2020 thru March 31, 2021.
This allows us to give you effective snow plowing in all areas of the town.
Our Town of Grand Island Police Department and the Erie County Sheriff's Department enforce this ordinance.
Richard (Dick) Crawford, Superintendent of Highways
Norman (Skip) Mrkall II, Deputy Superintendent of Highways
Local Waterfront Revitalization Program
Please provide some thoughts on potential opportunities and issues in the waterfront via the
Community Feedback Form