From NEW YORK STATE Association of Town Superintendents of Highways, Inc. - by Jamie Dussing & Paul Englert

Great work by the Town of Aurora DPW employees
for their work on the replacement of the
North Grove culvert 

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw visited the Grand Island Highway Department Tuesday to reimburse the town for snow plowing work. The town plows 71.62 miles of Erie County roads at $3,818.99 per mile for the 2016-17 winter. According to Highway Superintendent James B. Tomkins, the total for this winter was $273,865.34.


​The Town Highway Superintendents Associations, Inc. of Erie County and Bubbles Pet Salon& Spa have partnered up to provide free dog grooming services to Veterans and their service dogs.  

​“We couldn’t think of a better opportunity then to support our Veterans, who rely on the comfort and support of their service dogs,” said Peggy Gust-Anger co-owner of Bubbles Pet Salon & Spa. Karen Butterson, also owner, explained that they were both searching for a way to help these dogs after meeting Chris Kreiger from WNY Heroes.  “We knew their might be a need, and we are so grateful and proud of this collaboration.

Pandemic delays lead to increased determination and great outcome for the town of Clarence culvert replacement project.

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw visited the Grand Island Highway Department Tuesday to reimburse the town for snow plowing work. The town plows 71.62 miles of Erie County roads at $3,818.99 per mile for the 2016-17 winter. According to Highway Superintendent James B. Tomkins, the total for this winter was $273,865.34.


Town of aurora awarded funding through bridge ny program

“The Town Highway Superintendents Association of Erie County is very proud to be partnering with Peggy and Karen of Bubbles Pet Salon and Spa to be donating monies to support 30 service dogs of Veterans through Western New York Heroes for full grooming services,” said Frederick J. Piaseki, Jr., Board member and past-President of the Association.

He continued, “as we all travel the roads of life we all go over the bumps of the road's ups and downs, but all of us working together in so many ways can help out those who have sacrificed so much for all of us.  We, at the Highway Superintendents Association, stand proud this coming Memorial Day in supporting the work of Western New York Heroes for the Veterans they are assisting.”

WNY Heroes offers assistance through Grants, Programs and Resources available to Western New York Veterans and their families.  The Town Highway Superintendents Associations, Inc. of Erie County comprises the Highway Superintendents for all the towns within Erie County and the vendors that support the mission of better and safer highways and bridges.  Bubbles Pet Salon & Spa aims to provide the best possible grooming and pet services by providing a clean environment, offering the best available products and grooming with most loving and gentle hands in western New York. 



In spring of 2020 the Clarence Highway Department had planned to replace an old concrete structure on Meadowbrook Road.  It became very clear that as the pandemic took hold in our Country and budget uncertainties lingered, that the project may have to be put on hold.  In early March 2020, we sent workers home for the better part of a month and the decision was made to delay the project.  As the year continued, our department became more determined to make the project happen as soon as we were able to get back to work.

From Town of Aurora Highway Department Facebook 

August 13, 2020

East Aurora Advertiser

​The Town Highway Superintendents Associations, Inc. of Erie County and Bubbles Pet Salon& Spa have partnered up to provide free dog grooming services to Veterans and their service dogs.  

​“We couldn’t think of a better opportunity then to support our Veterans, who rely on the comfort and support of their service dogs,” said Peggy Gust-Anger co-owner of Bubbles Pet Salon & Spa. Karen Butterson, also owner, explained that they were both searching for a way to help these dogs after meeting Chris Kreiger from WNY Heroes.  “We knew their might be a need, and we are so grateful and proud of this collaboration.

Town of Clarence project spotlighted in

'Talk of Towns' magazine

Senator Kennedy Unpacks the Legislative Transportation Budget Priorities

Tale a listen to Senator Tim Kennedy's interview on Capital Pressroom.  We truly appreciate his continued support for investment in transportation infrastructure!

OP Highway Superintendent, Fred Piasecki was featured on the Town's Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.  Check it out...


 


​The Town Highway Superintendents Associations, Inc. of Erie County and Bubbles Pet Salon& Spa have partnered up to provide free dog grooming services to Veterans and their service dogs.  

​“We couldn’t think of a better opportunity then to support our Veterans, who rely on the comfort and support of their service dogs,” said Peggy Gust-Anger co-owner of Bubbles Pet Salon & Spa. Karen Butterson, also owner, explained that they were both searching for a way to help these dogs after meeting Chris Kreiger from WNY Heroes.  “We knew their might be a need, and we are so grateful and proud of this collaboration.

Pictured, Mychajliw, center, presents the check to Tomkins, left, and Assistant Highway Superintendent Dick Crawford​

Memorial Plaque Dedicated to Former Holland Highway Superintendent, Pat Joyce

On Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, friends and family gathered at the Community Center in the Town of Holland to dedicate a memorial plaque in honor of former highway superintendent Pat Joyce. Joyce was instrumental in the development of the park on Legion Drive, including the baseball and football field, playground equipment, and the shelter. They were all installed and maintained under his watchful eye and care.

Saturday, Aug. 8 would have been Joyce’s 66th birthday. He served as the highway superintendent in the Town of Holland from 1987 to his passing in 2018.

The plaque reads: “Dedication and love for family, friends and community were very important to Pat. Through Pat’s efforts, foresight and commitment to making our community a better place for all, generations will be able to enjoy themselves and build upon his love and labors. Pat helped improve our community and left our little corner of the world a much better place.”

NOT IN ORDER - JUST A DUMPING GROUND

Great news from Albany! The Town of Aurora Highway Department was awarded through the Bridge NY program the full replacement costs for both the Church Street bridge $864,000 and the East Fillmore bridge $799,000. We were selected along with 88 other communities in New York State. Our total award was 1.63 million dollars! These projects will now move forward very rapidly with Church Street beginning this spring. East Fillmore will follow probably the following spring.

Special thanks to Town Historian Rob Goller for helping us with the provenance of the historic flooding of Tannery Brook. I believe that the case we made probably contributed to our success in winning the awards.Also thanks to Jerry Sentz our Bridge Engineer from Foit Albert who along with office manager Elisabeth Deveso helped me to write the grants.
Thank you David Gunner Highway Superintendent