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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.

 Town Clerk Patricia A. Frentzel announced that the 2019/2020 School Tax Bills have been mailed.  If you have changed banks, have paid off your mortgage 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.  The regular office hours are 8:30am - 5:00pm.  The office will be open Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  Checks should be made payable to Town Clerk.  The last day to pay without penalty is October 15.  The office will be open until 6:00pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.  Envelopes must show a legible postmark of October 15 to be accepted on time.  Taxpayers should call the office for correct amounts for payments made October 16 and later.  Payments can be made until December 2, 2019.  After this date, payments must be sent to the County.

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:

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.

 

The Nike Base Community Center will be closed for renovations through November 2019.



 

All items in storage areas are to be removed by May 19th

More Information.

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. 

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.