Tonawanda News


August 8, 2012

Business park electric being laid

Tonawanda News — The lights will soon come on at the Buffalo Bolt Business Park after the North Tonawanda City Council approved a bid from National Grid to add electrical lines to the property. 

The company will receive $140,597 from the city to install electrical infrastructure to Buffalo Bolt Way, formerly 10th Avenue, though that cost will be covered by a state grant. 

The approval represents one of the final pieces for the business park, one that was trumpeted by state and local politicians earlier on Tuesday as an example of how a remediated site can be brought back on the books, adding to the tax base and commercialism in the city. 

There is no set date for the infrastructure work to begin, though National Grid informed the council in a letter that it requires four to six weeks to schedule and perform the work. 

The North Tonawanda also will received state funding for work already completed along Sweeney, Tremont and Marion streets in the downtown area. 

The city will receive $250,000 in reimbursements from the Dormitory Authority of New York for curb, sidewalk and street refurbishments that have already been completed, according to Michael Zimmerman of the Lumber City Development Corp., who said much of the construction done in the area was in response to the advent of the Remington Lofts building. 

“The grant is a year or two old,” he said. 

In other council news: 

• The appointment of Richard L. Tindell was approved. Tindell will served as head of the Lumber City Development Corp. and North Tonawanda Community Development. 

Contact reporter Michael Regan at 693-1000, ext. 4115.

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