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LOCKPORT – The Town Board voted Wednesday to spend $19,900 on a new gazebo for Day Road Park.
The prefabricated unit, made by Coverworx of Warren, Mich., is to be installed next spring, Town Supervisor Marc R. Smith said.
It will be placed on a concrete pad to be donated by the family of Stephanie J. Verratti, a 26-year-old Hartland woman who grew up in Lockport. She was killed in a crash on Millersport Highway in Amherst on Dec. 2, 2010.
The family also will pay for the electrical hardware for the pavilion, Councilwoman Cheryl A. Antkowiak said.
Smith said the concrete could be installed as soon as this fall, but the 30-foot diameter octagonal gazebo won’t be assembled by town crews until next year, because the money to buy is in next year’s proposed budget.
The main part of the gazebo will be 8 feet high, but the eaves will be another 8 feet and a steel cupola will be installed at the peak.
Antkowiak said a memorial brick walk by Unilock will be installed around or near the pavilion. Donors who wish to memorialize someone will pay for an engraved brick, each of which will replace a blank brick in the walk, she said.
“You can do a brick for $27 to $50,” Antkowiak said.
In other improvements at the park, Waste Management, the town’s garbage and recycling contractor, donated $1,450 to pay most of the cost of four permanent recycling bins costing a total of $2,500.
Smith said the temporary bins used this summer “really detracted from the quality of the work we did out there.”
Antkowiak said Waste Management also will pay for a small computer to be installed in Town Hall in about a month for the use of residents who don’t have home computers and want to monitor their reward points in the RecycleBank recycling incentive program.
The board also authorized Town Engineer Robert D. Klavoon to seek bids on a new contract for as-needed waterline repair services and also for security upgrades at the Town Hall complex.
The town spent about $25,000 during the past two years with J.R. Swanson Plumbing of Niagara Falls for infrastructure repairs, Klavoon said.

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