Ready? Set? Roll out those garbage totes, Cheektowaga.
Monday morning, Cheektowaga sanitation workers will begin picking up trash in the town’s new chocolate-colored 65 and 95 gallon garbage totes.
Distribution of the last of the expected 31,000 totes to Cheektowaga home were being made in anticipation of Monday’s start date with the new program.
Town sanitation crews underwent training on the new tote program last week and are expected to hit the streets ready to collect the town’s trash early Monday morning, town officials said.
Town officials urge residents with questions about the new tote guidelines and other notes to visit the town’s website at tocny.org/.
Additional garbage totes are available for purchase through the town clerk’s office for $40 and $45 respectively depending on the size of the tote. A tote exchange that will allow residents to swap the receptacles for others of a different size will be able to do so starting March 1.
Also this week:
• The Cleveland Hill Eagle Entertainers and High School Band are to travel to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute on Monday “to bring some holiday cheer to the patients, families and employees of the hospital,” according to school officials.
• The Town Board will hold a 6:45 p.m. Monday regular board meeting in council chambers at Town Hall, 3301 Broadway. Among other items include the award of a bid for the town’s solid waste disposal. Modern Disposal was the low bidder when bids were opened Wednesday at Cheektowaga Town Hall.
• The Cheektowaga-Sloan School Board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, 166 Halstead Ave.
• The Depew School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Depew High School, 5201 S. Transit Road.
• The Cheektowaga Traffic Safety Commission is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers at town hall.
• The Cleveland Hill School Board will hold a 6 p.m. Wednesday budget forum on the topics of building use, transportation and energy. The forum, which will be held at the district’s Central Administration Community Room at 105 Mapleview Road, is being chaired by business manager Dennis Corsaro and offers the community a chance to see how the district develops its annual budget. The budget forum is slated to be followed by a regular board meeting at 7 p.m.
• Among items to be considered at a 7 p.m. Wednesday meeting of the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals will be consideration of a previously tabled item concerning signage at the proposed Walmart Superstore on the site of the current Super Flea & Farmers Market location at 2500 Walden Ave. The meeting will be held in the council chambers at town hall.
• The Cheektowaga Historical Association will hold its holiday party in the banquet hall of the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway, at 7 p.m. Thursday.
• Time is growing short for nominations for the 2012 Service to Youth & Outstanding Cheektowaga Youth awards. Nomination forms, detailing the requirements for nominations for the Outstanding Cheektowaga Youth Award as well as those in the categories of organization, senior citizen, sports, business and “General Outstanding Individual,” are available by calling Jillian Gorman-King at 897-7207, ext. 6648.
• The relocation of the Depew School District administrative offices from the Terrace Education Building to the high school starts this week and is expected to continue into January. Phone numbers for the superintendent, assistant superintendent, business and special education offices will remain the same. But anyone planning to visit those offices are advised to call first to check on the status of their relocation.