The development of the Town’s waterfront plan (LWRP) is continuing to move along! We’ve done a lot of analysis, gotten good preliminary community feedback, and come up with some key projects to consider after the LWRP is adopted. 
Now we want to get your feedback on what we’ve come up with!  Normally we would have a public meeting for this, but since health and safety is of the utmost importance, we’re going virtual with an interactive site below. 
There are a few different options for you to give us your feedback here including a map, survey, and discussion forum, so take it for a spin and let us know your thoughts!
The site will be available until the end of January to ensure we get a good amount of feedback.  It also includes a little background on the project and a timeline of future events in case you don’t remember or didn’t know what this project is about.

Town Supervisor, John C. Whitney, P.E. issues a Further Continuation of Local Emergency Orders for The Town of Grand Island.
Full Proclamation for 2-8-2021
Full Proclamation for 2-15-2021

Request for Proposals
Market Analysis

Do you have questions about our 2021 Reassessment Project?

The video below, created with the assistance of our Town Assessor, Ms. Judy Tafelski, and Mr. Joe Emminger, of ENPM, Inc., takes a careful look at the process and timeline involved in this town-wide project. Towards the end of the video, contact information is provided to answer questions that remain. Please view and share this video to help other Grand Island residents become increasingly informed about this project.

Just a friendly reminder to keep your sidewalks cleared for your neighbors.
We have received a few calls concerning this issue.

The Town of Grand Island
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Website Design & Implementation

Full RFP

Town Supervisor, John C. Whitney, P.E.
issues a Proclamation Extending Local State of Emergency
for The Town of Grand Island.
January 24,2021

The regular meeting of the Planning Board on February 8, 2021 is cancelled. 
The next regularly scheduled meeting is on March 8, 2021.

The Building Department and Code Enforcement will be working remotely this week. 
The department is closed to the public, please call for assistance with any needs.  
716-773-9600 Extension 646 or 644

The Erie County Police Reform Committee has created a survey which will allow an opportunity for participation of all Erie County residents. The survey will assist the group in making the best possible recommendations.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Police Reform Citizen Survey 2021


Town/County - February 16, 2021 without penalty

Taxes can be paid in the following ways:
* U.S. Mail - Check or Money Order payable to:
Patricia A. Frentzel, Town Clerk
* Town Clerk's Office - Cash, Check, Money Order
* Credit Card and Debit Cards (convenience fees apply)
Please use the DROP BOX outside Town Hall for your payments.

2021 Special Collection Hours:
Friday, February 12 
8:30 a.m. to 6:00p.m.
Saturday, February 13
9:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Monday, February 15

Tuesday, February 16
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Planning Board on January 11, 2021 has been cancelled.
The next regularly scheduled meeting is February 8, 2021.
                                                                                    David Bruno




Press Release
Town of Grand Island Recipient
Funding Supports Community Tree Projects to Help Protect Air Quality, Water Quality, and Natural Resources

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced grant awards totaling $1.4 million for urban forestry projects across the state to help communities’ inventory, plant, and maintain public trees. The grants are part of DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, which works to increase public awareness of the importance of trees and helps communities develop and implement comprehensive tree management plans to create healthy forests while enhancing quality of life for residents.

“Healthy community forests provide a host of environmental, economic, and social benefits, including wildlife habitat, watershed protection, flood reduction, increased property values, and improved public health,” said Commissioner Seggos. “Governor Andrew Cuomo is investing in the health of New York’s communities through the State's Environmental Protection Fund, providing crucial assistance for our state’s vital forests to thrive.”

The 38 projects to receive funding were selected from a total of 154 applications, ranked by cost effectiveness, lasting benefits, use of partnerships, inclusion of outreach and education, and support from local stakeholders. The urban forestry grants complement DEC's ongoing initiatives to address invasive species, climate change, environmental degradation, environmental justice, and urban sprawl. Over the last nine years, New York State has funded more than $11.4 million in grants to support projects with a total value of more than $18.3 million.


Cattaraugus County

  • City of Olean - $32,750; Tree Inventory and Management Plan

Erie County

  • Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Inc. - $75,000; Tree Maintenance
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Erie County - $22,342; Education
  • Village of Depew - $25,617; Tree Inventory and Management Plan
  • Town of Grand Island - $50,000; Tree Inventory and Management Plan

Niagara County

  • City of North Tonawanda - $50,000; Tree Inventory and Management Plan

Giving November at The Town of Grand Island.
Many thanks to each and every employee for your generous donations to the Neighbors Foundation.
Our Giving November was a huge success, everything you did will go a long way for those in need.
Thank you and Merry Christmas!

giving november

A Friendly Reminder from the Town of Grand Island Highway Department


Highway Department states its policies for winter
November 1, 2020 is the official start of our 2020-2021 Winter Season.

Please observe our "No Parking" restrictions on all public highways
between the hours of 2:00 am thru 7:00 am
from November 1, 2020 thru March 31, 2021.

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.

Richard (Dick) Crawford, Superintendent of Highways 
Norman (Skip) Mrkall II, Deputy Superintendent of Highways

Local Waterfront Revitalization Program

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

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

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. 

Job Posting

Town of Grand Island Recreation Department

The Town of Grand Island Recreation Department is accepting applications for the following position:
Title: Recreation Attendant
Status: Full Time
Salary Range: $17.77 – $19.90 / hour (contract start rate $17.77 / hour)
Application Deadline: 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2021

Additional Application Information:
* Applications can be found online at
* Completed applications, resume and cover letter can be submitted in person at the
Recreation Office Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please note, due to pandemic safety protocols, applicants must schedule a drop of time by calling 773-9680. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Applications can also be submitted by email to

Projected Timeline:
* Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by phone call by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16
* Interviews will be scheduled for February 17-18
* Anticipated start date is March 8

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from high school and at least 5 years experience in recreation.
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in recreation, physical education or related field and at least two years’ experience in recreation. Certifications in officiating, instructor level certifications and professional recreation certifications are a plus.

Pertinent Skills:
* Excellent customer service; handle demanding situations in a professional manner
* Experience and knowledge in adult recreation leagues and programs

Position Summary:
This is a full time position, 40 hours / week. Work hours will be mainly Monday through
Friday between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Schedule can be adjusted when adult
leagues and programs are not in session. Some weekends and holidays are required. Work
schedule will be set to meet department needs.
The major responsibility of the position is to assist in the administration of adult leagues and
programs. The position entails: observing games and programs; oversight of program staff;
program advertisement; communication with teams; creating program schedules; communication
with officials. We are seeking a forward thinking individual that can introduce new adult programs
including wellness, fitness and leisure activities while maintaining current adult leagues and
programs. Additional responsibilities will be to assist in overall Recreation Department program
operations, including special events.