By Michael Regan
The Tonawanda News
Tonawanda News — The North Tonawanda Common Council voted to extend an agreement with the Niagara Community Action Program, a not-for-profit organization that offers a wide-range of services to Niagara County residents.
The city will pay the group $3,000 for the fiscal year 2013, but will receive a vast amount of assistance for the fee, according to Alderwoman-At-Large Nancy Donovan, who said she has served as a NCAP board member for several years.
NCAP will use the payment to supplement the emergency services it provides to needy and disadvantaged individuals, in addition to federal and state grants and subsidies it receives from a variety of governmental and municipal agencies, according to the terms of the contract.
Donovan said the agreement follows similar pacts with most towns in villages throughout the county, while the local NCAP outfit on Thompson Street offers a host of services including counseling, budgeting information, referrals, application assistance, weatherization and child care to city residents.
“This is an important service for those who need it most,” Donovan said. “NCAP helps with so many things and offers vital services. The yearly agreement is money well spent and it really takes care of people in the community.”
The council also approved a consulting service contract with Danziger & Markhoff for $5,400. A request for proposal was sent out on Sept. 17 for services related to the city’s post-retirement health care plans. Danziger & Markhoff submitted the lowest bid.Contact reporter Michael Regan at 693-1000, ext. 4115.