Woodlawn Beach State Park will receive $75,000 from the Environmental Protection Fund to help pay for the conversion of a pump station into bathroom facilities.
“I am always looking for ways to help clean up the water so that the residents of Hamburg and other Western New Yorkers can enjoy this great beach,” said state Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, who heads up the Senate’s Environmental Conservation Committee and who secured the funding.
“This is yet another opportunity to enhance Woodlawn Beach, which is quickly becoming a regional tourist destination. Senator Grisanti continues to show that he shares our commitment to opening our waterfront to greater recreation use for the public,” Hamburg Supervisor Steven Walters said.
The estimated cost of the project is $120,000, and includes running water and sewer lines to the old pump station, which is in the picnic grove area, Walters said. The building is to be partitioned into handicapped-accessible lavatory facilities and storage space. The exterior of the building will be given architectural features to fit in with the beach setting.
Also, the Frontier School District will hold a community forum at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 for residents to give input on the search for a new superintendent following James C. Bodziak’s retirement.
The forum, to be held in the high school auditorium on Bayview Road, will be monitored by School Leadership consultants Howard S. Smith and Allan R. Berry, who were retained by the School Board to plan for the search and glean community input for the process.
Additionally, an online survey on the district’s Web site will accept comments from the public through Nov. 8. The survey can be accessed at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/frontiersearch.
The School Board will hold its regular business meeting that same evening, at 7 p.m. in the Frontier Educational Center, 5120 Orchard Ave., Hamburg.
Also this week:
• Hearings on the Town of Hamburg’s Community Development program will be conducted before and after Monday’s Town Board meeting. The first hearing will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the lobby of Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave., followed by the second hearing at 8 p.m.
• The Town Board will hold a work session at 6 p.m. Monday in Conference Room No. 1 in Town Hall, followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the board room, when the board will conduct a hearing on a six month moratorium on electronic variable message signs in the town.
• The Blasdell Farmers Market will celebrate All Hallows Eve with candy, pumpkin painting and prizes for those dressed in costumes, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave.
• The Hamburg Central School Board will conduct a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Middle School auditorium, 360 Division St.
• This is the last week for the Hamburg Farmer’s market, which will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the municipal parking lot between Main and Union streets.
• The Hamburg Village Board will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4 followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m. in Village Hall, 100 Main St.
• The closing day for the Blasdell Farmers Market will be Nov. 6, when it will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave.
• The town Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in Room 7B in Town Hall.
• The Blasdell Village Board will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in Village Hall, 121 Miriam Ave.
• The Hamburg Village Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Youth Center, 200 Prospect Ave.
• The Hamburg Village Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in Village Hall.