Tonawanda News — Mayor Rick Davis spoke Tuesday in support of the resolution.
“It means a lot that a body can come together behind a cause that is as important as this,” he said.
Activist Joyce Hogenkamp, who asked the council to pass the resolution, thanked the officials for their efforts.
“From what I hear, it has made a difference that so many elected officials have stepped up,” she said.
The plant has been the subject of resident complaints for almost a decade. Last year, Tonawanda Coke and its environmental manager Mark Kamholz were found guilty of violating two environmental laws. They will be sentenced in March, and face more than $200 million in fines and 75 years in prison.
Also at Tuesday’s meeting:
• The council tabled resolutions on food truck rules and parking permits for those living on Young Street. They will be discussed and considered at a future meeting.
• The council passed a series of bond resolutions for capital improvements to the city and the ongoing sewer projected mandated by the DEC