Tonawanda News — The transfer of money from Spaulding Park upped the budget from $1 million to $1.2 million, but LaMonaco said the project hasn’t gone over that figure.
The majority of the funding came from the Niagara River Greenway Commission, which provided $877,000.
Pilozzi campaigned on his idea for the pavilion in 2005. Seven years later, he’s happy to see it nearing completion.
“When it comes to the park improvements we have done, that is the crown jewel,” Pilozzi said. “I am very proud of our ability to do this, and I hope the city residents will be just as proud to see it, too.”
Pilozzi said he hopes to operate the pavilion as the town handles the NOCO Pavilion.
“I am not sure what the council wants, but they rent it out for an evening or what have you,” Pilozzi said. “And the renter also pays for a security deposit. If the place is left the way it was found, then they get that back.”
The city could also rent out the building to an outside company to manage the rentals.
“I wouldn’t start with a lease agreement,” Pilozzi said. “I would think we would try it out and if there are any problems, we can go to that.”Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000, ext. 4150.