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October 6, 2012

TUCKER: Good news in Tonawanda

Recently, some Soundoff callers have gone after Tonawanda Mayor Ron Pilozzi.

Yesterday, the newsletter from the Exchange Club of the Tonawandas came in and lo and behold, the speaker for this week was Ron Pilozzi. Wish you naysayers had been there. Here’s a capsule view of what the mayor had to say about projects in Tonawanda.

He discussed what projects are going on in the city, including Eastern Park, the park that is used the least now, but has a kayak launch which should increase usage on the creek.

The mayor discussed shoreline stabilization at Niawanda Park which is utilizing two grants the city received, these projects funded by the Greenway Commission.

The Spaulding Fibre 47-acre project that garners a lot of discussion is close to completion and should go to the marketing stage very soon, the mayor explained.

In addition, sewer

rehab is in progress. The city was looking at a 20 year plan,

however the DEC insists it be completed in 10 years. The city’s working out this change.

These are the kind of reports that seldom are listed anywhere, which is too bad. The bottom line is, good things are happening in the city.

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Bob Starr emailed that he wanted to say something about the “Women of Distinction.”

“One of (the Women of Distinction,) Debbie Jaeger, I had the pleasure of going through high school with as well as her husband, Bill and am very pleased to still call them friends. These are two of the most wonderful people one could ever know. What Debbie’s been through in her life and how she came through it shows unbelievable courage and strength. It shows the morals and scruples that were taught to both Debbie and Bill through their parents and School District. I sit back and applaud Debbie’s efforts and support everything she is doing and stands for,” Bob said.

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