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BY: Kori Sciandra | February 02, 2013

After learning of retirement plans from Dan Wiles, director of the Youth, Parks and Recreation Department for the Town of Tonawanda, the town board conducted an extensive interview process in order to find the person best fit for the position.

Assistant Director of Recreation Jeffrey P. Ehlers was promoted to Director of Recreation in order to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Wiles, which went into effect Jan. 24.

A public hearing and presentation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at the municipal building regarding the Consolidated Sanitary Sewer District to consider improvement of certain facilities in the district in the amount of $16,000,000. These improvement are part of the Parker Fries Interceptor Project - Phase 3.

Conestoga-Rovers and Associates (CRA), who has been selected by the town, has completed the preparation of a map, plan and report and cost estimate for certain increases and improvements to certain for the project.

According to Director of Water Resources Kenneth Maving, these include, but not limited to the administration, engineering, construction and inspection of the installation of approximately 11,050 linear feet of sanitary sewer interceptor located on Parkhurst Boulevard, Woodland Drive, Highland Parkway, Lincoln Park Drive and Chelsea Street,

Repairs and completion of the project include connecting sewer mains to existing sanitary sewers and appurtenances to the sewer interceptor, all affected utilities in the project area, all necessary site work, equipment, apparatus and certain other improvements and costs,

CRA has completed and filed the map, plan and report for the district improvements with the town board and estimated the total cost to be a maximum amount of $16,000,000.00.

The cost for these improvements will be financed through the issuance of a serial bond.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting to voice any concerns.

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