The Nike Base Community Center will be closed for renovations on May 20 through November 2019.


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

More Information.

The 14th Annual Paddles Up will take place July 27, 2019 at Beaver Island State Park.

The Grand Island Recreation Department joins with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, The Niagara River Greenway, and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in organizing this great event.

The day includes guided kayak ecotours, group fun paddle and new this year, Slow Roll Bike Stampede along the West River Shoreline Trail.

There will be food, vendors and much more all day.

For more info and to register for the morning tours, visit the Buffalo Waterkeepers website here

Along with thousands of town across the United States, Grand Island will be participating in National Night Out 2019. National Night Out is a chance for the community to come together to foster strong law enforcement/community partnerships as well as neighborhood camaraderie.

The Chairman for the event will be Mr. Chuck Grunzweig. As the Chairman of the Traffic Safety Advisory Board and community member, Chuck is looking to begin building his team to again provide a wonderful night for the families and neighbors of Grand Island.

The event will be held on Tuesday, August 6th from 6pm-9pm. If you are interested in helping with the event, either as a vendor, volunteer, or in some additional way, please contact Chuck at Meetings focusing on the event will begin soon and we would love to see as many involved as possible.

Niagara River Restoration Projects Presentation

Niagara River Restoration Projects Presentation - 
May 16, 2019 - GI Library
Information Flyer

The Town  Board recently presented a Proclamation to the Building Department for Building Safety Month. 


Whereas, Grand Island, NY is committed to recognizing that our growth and strength depends on the safety and economic value of the homes, buildings and infrastructure that serve our citizens, both in everyday life and in times of natural disaster, and;

Whereas, our confidence in the structural integrity of these buildings that make up our community is achieved through the devotion of vigilant guardians––building safety and fire prevention officials, architects, engineers, builders, tradespeople, design professionals, laborers, plumbers and others in the construction industry––who work year-round to ensure the safe construction of buildings, and;

Whereas, Building Safety Month is sponsored by the International Code Council to remind the public about the critical role of our communities’ largely unknown protectors of public safety––our local code officials––who assure us of safe, efficient and livable buildings that are essential to America’s prosperity, and;

Whereas, “No Code. No Confidence.” the theme for Building Safety Month 2019, encourages all Americans to raise awareness of the importance of safe and resilient construction; fire prevention; disaster mitigation, and new technologies in the construction industry. Building Safety Month 2019 encourages appropriate steps everyone can take to ensure the safety of our built environment, and recognizes that the implementation of safety codes by local and state agencies has saved lives and protected homes and businesses, and, in observance of Building Safety Month, Americans are asked to consider the commitment to improve building safety and economic investment at home and in the community, and to acknowledge the essential service provided to all of us by local and state building departments, fire prevention bureaus and federal agencies in protecting lives and property.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Grand Island does hereby proclaim the month of May 2019 as Building Safety Month. Accordingly, I encourage our citizens to join with their communities in participation in Building Safety Month activities.


Many blue Republic recycling totes were left behind around Grand Island. The Town Highway Department will collect the remaining Republic totes between April 22 and May 3.  Residents will be asked to put empty Republic totes out on their garbage day for pick up. 

New York State Parks is providing temporary seasonal dock permits for up to 50 docks on a first come first served basis in 2019 while we examine options for future public access given the anticipate increased usage of the West River Shoreline Trail.

All docks along the West River Trail must be permitted by New York State Parks. 

Permit Application 

Dock Specifications

Permit Rules

Erie County Hazardous Waste Collection Events - 2019

Residents will be required to pre-register to attend a collection event.

More info

Grand Island Parks and Grand Island Recreation are hiring seasonal positions. Apply today.

Parks Application

Recreation Job Information 

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. 

Supervisor Nathan McMurray has announced he will not seek re-election. Click to read his statement. 

Advisory Board Openings

The Town of Grand Island is looking for residents to fill the following board vacancies:

Economic Development Advisory Board (two alternates);
Technology Advisory Board (one alternate);
Traffic Safety Advisory Board (two alternates).

Please send your resume and or qualifications to Town Supervisor Nathan D. McMurray.

or mail/drop off to:
Town Hall,
2255 Baseline Road,
Grand Island, NY 14072

Town Clerk Patricia Frentzel announced that the 2019 Town/County 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 or 600.  The office will be open extras hours on Saturday February 9 – 9:00am – 12:00pm and Thursday, February 14 – 8:30am – 6:00pm and Friday, February 15 – 8:30am – 6:00pm.  Checks should be made payable to Town Clerk.  The last day to pay without penalty is February 15.  Envelopes must show a legible postmark of February 15 to be accepted on time.  Taxpayers should call the office for correct amounts for payments made February 16 and later.  Payments can be made until July 1, 2019.  After this date, payments must be sent to the County.

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.


For more information, click HERE.

July 27, 2019
Beaver Island State Park

The Grand Island Recreation Department is one of the organizers of this great event.
It includes guided kayak ecotours. 

For more information and registration for ecotour