News

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

Parks Application

Recreation Application 

CAB is holding an additional meeting this month - March 22, 6:30 pm, in Town Hall. (This is in addition to the March 28 meeting.)

A wedding band was recently found in the Town Hall parking lot. If you are missing your wedding band, please call the Clerk's office and describe the item to claim.

The next Conservation Advisory Board meeting to be held on Thursday, March 28 will be held at the WNY Welcome Center Conference Room. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. 

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. 

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:
Conservation Advisory Board (one alternate);
Economic Development Advisory Board (two alternates);
Human Rights Commission (one active member);
Technology Advisory Board (one alternate);
Traffic Safety Advisory Board (two alternates).

Please send your resume and or qualifications to Town Supervisor Nathan D. McMurray by February 22, 2019.

Email: nmcmurray@grand-island.ny.us
or mail/drop off to:
Town Hall,
2255 Baseline Road,
Grand Island, NY 14072

The winter blast hitting our Town and region has brought heavy snowfall, heavy wind and bone chilling wind chill. The GI Highway Department employees have been working around the clock and successfully kept the main roads and subdivisions open for travel. We continue to ask that you adhere to the no parking law from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. To help us clear your street, we also ask that you use the end of your driveway for your garbage and recycling and keep the containers out of the street. Garbage service is now being picked up as scheduled. Due to the current conditions, we also caution you on any unnecessary travel, if travel is required, drive with extreme caution. 

Thank you, 
Superintendent of Highways, 
Richard W. Crawford

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.

Senator Chris Jacobs and the Oishei Children's Hospital are collecting new blankets for pediatric patients. Blankets can be dropped off at the Golden Age Center or at Town Hall.

View the flyer HERE.

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.