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 Grand Island town-wide equity reassessment update

 Grand Island NY, February 14, 2020: Emminger, Newton, Pigeon & Magyar, Inc. was awarded the town-wide equity reassessment project by the Grand Island Board last year.

 In an effort to keep the property owners informed as to what information they will receive in the mail in March 2020, a public meeting will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2020 in the court room of the Town Hall at 6:30 p.m.  At the meeting, information will be given as to exactly when the “new” assessment notices will be mailed out to the property owners and what the property owners’ next course of action is once they receive the notice.

In addition, we will review the timeline and process for exemptions and answer any other questions the public may have.

 If anyone has questions but cannot attend the meeting, they may call the Grand Island Project Hotline at 716-453-4300 or the Assessor is available at 2255 Baseline Road, Grand Island, New York/Phone 716-773-9600, Ext. 648, Ext. 651 or Ext. 653.

Emminger, Newton, Pigeon & Magyar, Inc has been serving clients in NY and PA Counties for over thirty-five years providing Real Estate Valuation & Consulting Services. For more information about the firm and services, visit www.enpmappraisers.com

The Town of Grand Island is seeking to hire a Laborer in the Water and Wastewater Departments on a Full Time Conditional Basis. This Laborer position involves performing routine manual and related work as required.

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

-          Grounds keeping which includes cutting grass, trims shrubs, rakes leaves, cuts brush, spades flower beds

-          Acts as helper or assistant to skilled or semiskilled workmen

-          Assists in the installation and maintenance of water and sewer lines

-          Directs motor equipment and acts as flag man

-          Performs a variety of heavy building cleaning work such as washing walls and windows

-          Performs routine equipment maintenance

 Minimum Qualification:

  1. Ability to follow instructions, ability to lift heavy weights, willingness to perform routine manual work, willingness to work under all weather conditions at all hours of the day, physical endurance and good physical condition.
  2. Six months experience in heavy manual labor or any equivalent combination of experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.  Possession of a NYS CDL while not required will be considered a plus.

 Salary Range - $18.24 – $27.19 per hour

 Erie County residency required

 Applications can be acquired from and submitted to, including resumes, to Robert Westfall in the Engineering Department, Town of Grand Island, 2255 Baseline Road, Grand Island, NY 14072 and must be received by the close of business on March 6, 2020.  Please no phone calls.

A reminder to Grand Island residents that the NO Parking ordinance is in effect from 2am thru 7am – November 1 thru March 31.

We ask for your cooperation to not park on the street, even though its been a mild winter you are in violation and can be ticketed.

Winter snow storms can hit at any time, your cooperation allows our plow drivers to safely open up the streets for pedestrians, and vehicular Traffic.
Parking Violation (2)

Employment Opportunity

 CLERK TYPIST – Part Time

 The Town of Grand Island Engineering Department is seeking a Clerk Typist to work part time up to 19 hours per week
 Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics
 Performs routine typing and general clerical work, does related work as required.
 Work is primarily of routine nature and involves the performance of standardized clerical tasks.  Detailed instructions are given for new or difficult assignments and practices.
Knowledge of office and Engineering terminology, procedures and equipment;  knowledge of business and English; ability to understand and follow oral and written directions; ability to write legibly; clerical aptitude; mental alertness; neatness; tact, courtesy and the ability to deal with the public.
Acceptable Experience and Training:  Graduation from a standard high school including or supplemented by a course in typing; or any equivalent combination of experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.
 Computer Skills:  Must be able to use a personal computer, knowledge of MS Word, Excel required.  Knowledge of database programs a plus.
Salary Range: $16.04 - $18.59 per hour 

Resumes to be submitted to Robert H. Westfall, PE, Town Engineer, Town of Grand Island, 2255 Baseline Road, Grand Island, NY 14072 by February 21, 2020

Grand Island Clerk to Town Justice Vacancy
February 2020
Grand Island Town Court is looking to fill the position of Clerk to Town Justice. Legal or court experience is a plus but not required.
Please send resume and cover letter to the Town Court, Hon. Mark S. Nemeth by February 14, 2020.
Email: mnemeth@grand-island.ny.us
or mail or drop off to:
Town Court at 2255 Baseline Rd., Grand Island, NY 14072



Town of Grand Island Advisory Board Vacancies
The Town of Grand is looking to residents to fill the following board vacancies:
Architectural Review Advisory Board
Conservation Advisory Board
Economic Development Advisory Board
Historic Preservation Advisory Board
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
Planning Board
Technology Advisory Board
Traffic Safety Advisory Board

Please send your resume and or qualifications to the Town Supervisor John C,. Whitney, P.E. by February 15, 2020. Email: rdiehl@grand-island.ny.us

GRAND ISLAND TOWN PROSECUTOR
Please send resume and cover letter to the
Town Supervisor, John C. Whitney, P.E.
by January 31, 2020.
Email: rdiehl@grand-island.ny.us 
Or mail or Drop off to:
Town Hall 2255 Baseline Rd., Grand Island, NY  14072

 



Town Clerk Patricia Frentzel announced that the 2020 Town/County Tax Bills have been mailed.  If you have changed banks, have paid off your mortgages or do not have an escrow account and did not receive a tax bill, please contact the Town Clerk's office at 773-9600 ext. 620 or 600.  The office will be open extra hours on Friday, February 14 - 8:30am - 6:00pm,  Saturday February 15 - 9:00am - 12:00pm and Tuesday, February 18 - 8:30am - 6:00pm.  The office is closed Monday, February 17.  Checks should be made payable to Town Clerk.  The last day to pay without penalty is February 18.  Envelopes must show a legible postmark of February 18 to be accepted on time.  Taxpayers should call the office for correct amounts for payments made February 19 and later.  Payments can be made until June 30, 2020.  After this date, payments must be sent to the county.  
ONLINE TAX RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS - SERVICE FEES APPPLY www.grandislandny.us
DEBIT AND CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED AT COUNTER - SERVICE FEES APPLY.

ATTENTION ALL ENHANCED STAR RECIPENTS.

ATTENTION ALL ENHANCED STAR RECIPIENTS.  Please review your 2018 income tax and/or your year end statements to ensure your total income (including all non-taxable and Social Security Income) is over $35.400.

If your total income for 2018 is less than $35,400 you may qualify for the Low Income Senior program.  Call or email the Assessor's office for furthier information. 

716-773-9600 ext 648 or 651jtafelski@grand-island.ny.us jmcginty@grand-island.ny.us

November 1, 2019 is the official start of our 2019-2020 Winter Season. Please observe our “No Parking” restrictions on all public highways between the hours of 2:00 a.m. thru 7:00 a.m. from November 1, 2019 thru March 31, 2020. This allows us to give you effective snow plowing in all areas of the town. Our Town of Grand Island Police Department and the Erie County Sheriff’s Department enforce this ordinance.

 

 

The chipping of brush/branches is for the general yard maintenance of trimming on a residential property.    All branches should be a minimum of 4 ft. in length, neatly stacked with butt ends facing the roadway no more than 3 ft. high.

The program is not meant for clearing of lots.  If a contractor is hired, they are to dispose of and remove all brush/branches, the HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT WILL NOT PICK UP FOR THE CONTRACTOR.

We do not pick up root balls or wood cut exceeding 6 inches.

Please understand that chipping is an extremely hazardous service that the highway department provides and appreciates your cooperation.  We do not pick up decorative grasses, plants with vines or weeds.  If we see poison ivy or poison oak we will not pick up.  It is the resident’s responsibility to dispose of the weed.

We assign two summer crews for pick up 5 days per week from May 15 thru August 31 each year.

Limited pick ups from September 1st thru October 15th, at this time we begin to turn the trucks over for the Winter Salting/Plowing season.

Exceptions to this will be made when we experience ice/sleet and high wind/rain events.

Local Waterfront Revitalization Program

Please provide some thoughts on potential opportunities and issues in the waterfront via the
Community Feedback Form

For the first time in many years, rabies has been detected on Grand Island. Please use necessary precautions with your pets and make sure your animals are up to date on rabies vaccinations. For more information, visit: 

Rabies brochure

Free rabies clinics

Positive rabies locations:

Sign up for alerts from Pinto Sanitation to be notified of any changes to your garbage collection services. 

https://pintosanitation.com/contact-us/#stay-in-touch

Residents may call: 1-518-471-5300.

Supervisor McMurray and NYS Thruway confirm number residents may call for EZ Pass toll concerns. Click here to read. 

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.

 

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."

View photos HERE and HERE.

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For more information, click HERE.