The Town Board will reconvene at 6 p.m. Tuesday for a work session – the body’s first meeting since a contentious, more than two-hour session last Wednesday that had members of the public chastising board members for lacking civility.
The genesis of the discontent on the board was Councilwoman Angela M. Wozniak’s abstention from voting on the town’s $8.6 million warrant payment. Wozniak cited an investigation she’s conducting into how the town handles aspects of its bidding process.
Her comments irked several of her colleagues who defend the legality of the town’s actions and accuse Wozniak of playing politics. Wozniak, in return, contends Democratic town board members have willfully attempted to stymie her efforts to probe the matter by demanding she formally file Freedom of Information requests to obtain official town records.
Wozniak, the board’s lone Republican, and the board’s other five members – all Democrats – have remained publicly at odds on several issues at recent town board meetings, including a proposal she attempted to introduce calling for downsizing Erie County’s only seven-member town board to five members. That motion failed for a lack of a second.
The work session meeting will be held in the council office conference room at Cheektowaga Town Hall, 3301 Broadway.
Also this week:
• The Depew School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the high school, 5201 S. Transit Road.
• A review of the technology accounts will be the topic of a 2013-14 budget workshop when the Cleveland Hill School Board meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the district’s community room, 105 Mapleview Road.
• The Cheektowaga Senior Center will hold its monthly New Member Coffee Hour at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the conference room of a 3349 Broadway center.
• The second class of the spring season for the two-session Safety Company Babysitter’s Training will be held Thursday and March 7 at the Alexander Community Center, 275 Alexander Ave. The 6 p.m. class, designed for 11-15 year olds, teaches first aid and safety skills that allow babysitters to respond to emergencies. Those completing the program receive a babysitter’s textbook, first aid kit, starter package and certification card.
• Written requests for baseball and softball diamonds as well as rentals for soccer and football fields and volleyball and indoor soccer and in-line hockey courts in 2013 will be accepted by the Cheektowaga Youth & Recreational Services Department starting Friday.
• A Dr. Seuss & Read Across American Night will be the subject of a 6:30 p.m. Friday event in the Cheektowaga-Sloan Union School District at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, 2495 William St.