HRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES CLOSURE OF NORTHBOUND SOUTH GRAND ISLAND BRIDGE SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 FROM MIDNIGHT TO 1 P.M.
Severe Delays Expected in Both Directions for the Duration of the Scheduled Closure
Closure to Accommodate Paramount Pictures’ Filming of ‘A Quiet Place II’ and Support New York State’s Growing Film Industry Which Has Grossed More Than $26 Billion Since 2011
The scheduled closure is to accommodate Paramount Pictures and the filming of ‘A Quiet Place II’ which has been filming in the Western New York region since July. The thriller, Directed by John Krasinski, is expected to hire more than 400 people in the WNY area and invest more than $10 million into the regional economy.
You are invited to this very important presentation called Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body. This presentation is brought to you from the partnership of the Golden Age Center, the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY, and Assemblyman Morinello.
Registration is FREE. This presentation is open to EVERYONE of all ages around the WNY community.
An E-Waste Drive will be held at Grand Island Town Hall on Saturday, August 24th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for Grand Island Residents Only.
What Electronics to Bring:
Desktop and laptop computers, old phone systems, Broken Office Electronics, Home Computers & Laptops,Home Electronics, Cell Phones, Tablets, Hard Drives, SMALL Appliances, LCD FLAT SCREEN TV/LCD Monitors,Video Gaming Systems
Tube style TVs and Monitors - $25 - $50 based on size
The Town Highway Department is out with two crews canvassing Island neighborhoods Monday through Friday grinding up tree branches. We have a large inventory of wood chips available and will deliver to Grand Island residents. Call the Highway Department at 716-773-9632 to schedule delivery.
The Town has a multi-year contract with Pinto for the collection of garbage on a weekly basis. This contract has specific weekly limits in order to keep the cost down for our residents.
The limits are as follows:
- Containers, bags or bushels shall not exceed 60 lbs. in weight, excluding bulk items.
- Material not in cans or bags should be securely tied in bundles, not more than 4’ in length.
- The weekly pickup limit is 10 bags or containers
- One bulk item is included as part of the 10 items
Large remodeling projects either by homeowners or contractors which create a large quantity of heavy or bulk items should contact Pinto for discounted options, or other vendor, for removal of these items which could not be taken by a normal weekly pickup, thus creating a violation of Town Law.
According to Town Law, Section 218-4 (B) litter and garbage shall not be stored or piled on land within the Town except to facilitate delivery to a refuse collector. Items shall not be stored in anticipation of such collection for a period in excess of 72 consecutive hours, without resulting in violation of Town Law.
Erie County Hazardous Waste Collection Events - 2019
Residents will be required to pre-register to attend a collection event.
Pay on time, avoid violation charges.
The easiest way to avoid cashless tolling fines is to purchase an EZPass tag from the Town Clerk's Office or one of the other EZPass-On-The-Go retailer locations, and set up automatic replenishment and account notifications. Fines accrue when non-EZPass drivers fail to pay a Tolls-By-Mail bill, or when EZPass drivers have a violation attached to their account (usually due to low fund balance or misuse of the EZPass tag).
According to the NYS Thruway Authority, "motorists have approximately 30 days to pay a toll bill. If payment is not received by the due date, a second toll bill is sent with a $5 late fee. If the second bill is not paid by the due date, the toll bill escalates to a toll violation, and the motorist is mailed a Notice of Toll Violation (in an orange envelope) with a violation fee. Violation fees are $50 per trip for travel over the Grand Island Bridges."
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