The Grand Island Library will be open this weekend to serve as a cooling center, in anticipation of the high heat. The library will be open during the following times: Saturday 7/20/19 9:30 am-2:00 pm and Sunday 7/21/19 1from 1:00 am-4:00 pm.

Do you know about the flood insurance requirements for homes in your area? The flood maps for Erie County have been updated to better reflect current flood risk. Stop by any time between 4:00 p.m.and 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 or Thursday, July 25, 2019 to learn how the revised maps may affect the flood insurance for your
home or business.

Click here for more info. 

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.

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, music, farm and craft markets and much more all day.

For more info 

The Town Highway Department is out with two crews canvassing Island neighborhoods Monday through Friday grinding up tree branches. We have a large inventory of wood chips available and will deliver to Grand Island residents. Call the Highway Department at 716-773-9632 to schedule delivery.


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 on May 20 through November 2019.


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

More Information.

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. 

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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