Tonawanda News

The City

December 20, 2012

DPW workers protest trash move

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Tonawanda News — “Just because we look at it doesn’t mean it is ever going to come to fruition,” Council President Carleton Zeisz said. 

Councilman Tyler Kossow also suggested the city applying a private company’s strategies to become more efficient. 

“We have been looking at how efficiently we do things,” Kossow said. “But what’s not to say the City of Tonawanda can’t copy their efficiencies?” 

The council also discussed the status of the pavilion project at the body’s work session. 

Mayor Ron Pilozzi said the furniture has been delivered and the kitchen equipment should be delivered by the end of the week. 

Landscaping work around the structure still needs to be done, but will likely not be complete until spring.

The council also discussed how the building will run — who will clean, cater and work it during events.

Interim Director of Recreation Amanda Galas and Mayor Ron Pilozzi are working on a plan for the pavilion, which will be presented to the council. 

Pilozzi did say he doesn’t wish to rent the structure out to a full-time managing company that would then rent it out to residents.

“I would like to start out the same way the Town of Tonawanda does it,” he said. “We can lease it out ourselves, and then we can stay in the game more.” 

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

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