Tonawanda News

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May 2, 2013

Gateway to summer

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Tonawanda News — “I’m making some improvement down there,” he said. “I’m putting in an actual building, it will be more computerized, we’ve also opened up credit card payments. “

Water levels are also a concern, partly as a result of a minor drought last year. Kuebler said it won’t be a problem with boaters directly at the Gateway Harbor, though the lower levels may become a problem in launching areas such as the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens.

Patricia Brosius, NT recreation department head, said the fee structure will also remain status quo. Boats 24-feet and under will pay $15 per day to dock and tap into the electric and water, $20 for boats 26- to 40-feet and $25 for those 41-feet and over. The Erie County side of the canal offers the same fee structure, which Brosius said is created by a joint Gateway Harbor committee.

Amanda Galas, recreation director in Tonawanda, said she saw few of the problems that arose last year in the Lumber City.

“It was a pretty darn good year,” she said. “Weather was perfect for boating. It looks like it will be a nice summer this year too.”

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

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

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