Tonawanda News

The City

March 20, 2013

Tonawanda mayor, council approve pay increases

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Jeff Schultz, of the city’s electrical department, also attended the city’s work session to discuss removing the broken light on Adam Street near St. Francis School. He supported the council’s opinion that the city should not replace the light, as it would cost $15,000 to $20,000.

“There are other intersections that really need to be worked on,” Schultz said, citing intersections on Morgan, Grove and Main streets where the money could be better served. “That is the safest school crossing in the city. It’s one way, its 15 mph.”

Boyle agreed. 

“(Students) never cross on their own, and they always have a teacher with them,” Boyle said. 

At the last city council meeting, Councilman Richard Slisz was in favor of replacing the light for the safety of the students, but he was not in attendance at Tuesday’s meeting. 

Schultz also proposed a new sign to be placed in front of the CSX Bridge on Young Street. The sign shows a black truck with a red circle and strike over it. The bridge has been hit by numerous trucks after drivers missed or ignored signs warning of the low crossing.

“This one draws more attention,” Schultz said.

The council also set the rental fees for the Niawanda Park Pavilion. The fees will be as follows:

• For city residents Mondays through Thursdays: $150

• For city residents Fridays through Sundays: $300

• For non-city residents Mondays through Thursdays: $200

• For non-city residents Fridays through Sundays: $350

 

 

 

Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000, ext. 4150

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