Town of Tonawanda

David Dietz, a longtime advocate for establishing a library branch to serve the northern part of the Town of Tonawanda, is retiring after a decade on the town’s Library Board of Trustees.

Dietz’s current five-year term expires at the end of the year. He has served the past six years as chairman of the seven-member board, whose members are appointed by the Town Board.

Following the closure of three of the five library branches in Ken-Ton during Erie County’s budget crisis of 2005, Dietz advocated building a regional branch north of Sheridan Drive. A promise of $2.5 million in funding from the county toward the construction of a new library never materialized, however.

More recently, Dietz has been instrumental in securing several state grants that were used to improve the Kenmore and Kenilworth branches.

Also this week:

• The Tonawanda Town Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday in council chambers at the municipal building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A work session begins at 4 in the second-floor conference room.

• A special meeting of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board has been scheduled for 8 a.m. Tuesday in the second-floor board room of the administration building, 1500 Colvin Blvd.

• The Kenmore Village Board meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at the municipal building. A work session begins at 6:30 in the mayor’s office on the first floor.

• The Town of Tonawanda Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers at the municipal building.