Happy “2013” Spring is in the Air and summer will be here soon.
It’s time to get out of the house and greet your neighbors and take a stroll through the Village. I am happy to announce that I had the honor of meeting again with Governor Cuomo at the Governors Mansion in February while attending the NYCOM Legislative meeting. While there we discussed AIM funding, Pension Reform; The Property Tax Cap, CHIPS funding and of course Landbanking. I am looking forward to moving in a positive direction on filling the vacant properties in the Village of Angola, I want to see Angola continue to grow and prosper and it cannot happen until these properties have businesses and families move into them. This will result in more foot traffic on Main Street and will increase business transactions for our local businesses. I encourage all of you to really take the time to stop at our local Businesses and see what they have to offer. I’m sure you will be surprised at what you find when you compare prices and or services.
- the Village Board was against the legislation affecting the rights of Americans by supported the repealing and amending of the “Safe Act” unfortunately, this legislation passed. But many communities continue to appeal.
-the Village Board also opposed the Governor’s Executive Budget, that would add an $80.00 surcharge to all stopping/standing/parking violations, regardless of the circumstances behind the violations, this would have an effect of creating a significant hardship on residents of this state who have been cited for relatively minor infractions.
the Governor also proposed, as part of his Executive Budget, a provision that would restrict the ability of local courts to plea bargain traffic tickets. The Village Board opposed the Governors Executive Budget regarding these two propositions. The Village board works well as a team to protect our rights as Americans.
– In the Village many events are planned for the Spring and Summer season, I ask all of you to take the time to participate and support the happenings in our community.
To mention a few:
-7PM Wednesday Evening Summer concert series at the Angola Gazebo starting June 19th with our very own Clerk-Treasurer Linda Giancarlo performing with Crash Cadillac;
-The Friends of the Village sponsor a June 1st Village wide Yard Sale, if you want your house listed as a participant please call the Village Hall at 549-1126, there is no fee to register your home and be included in the map for the event;
-During the June 1st festivities, the Angola Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting a Chicken BBQ at the Commercial Street Fire Hall. Make sure you support your local Fire Company Volunteers
-The “Adopt A Hydrant” program is up and running as a fundraiser for the Angola Explorers.
-The Angola Library hosts many programs, be sure to stop in and take a look at the new Library addition that was funded
through the Erie County CDBG Program, the Village of Angola, the Angola Library Board and donations;
-The DPW scheduled paving for several streets throughout the Village this season.
-Goya expansion is complete. I encourage you to take a drive down South Main Street and view the outstanding addition of this facility.
-Additional Holiday lights have been ordered for next season which will add more Christmas beauty on Main Street for the holiday season.
-The Village Board is moving forward with the relocation and preservation of the 1882 Nickel Plate Depot. Hope to relocate it to its final resting place, at Depot Park across from Herman Park on Mill Street. Legislative initiative monies have been on hold for this project.
- a reminder to make sure you stop at crosswalks for pedestrians crossings, it’s the law.
-respect others by cleaning up after your pet on public sidewalks.
-Check out the beautiful tulips popping up throughout the Village thanks to the lake Shore Students “planting a promise” program
-the Memorial Day Parade is Monday May 27th. Please contact the Village Hall if you would like to participate in the parade 549-1126. A nice patriotic float, bikes, wagons etc. would be wonderful additions to our parade. Watch for more events and happenings.
But for now, Spring is finally in the air and I ask you to participate in the Spring “Clean-up & Fix-up” program. If you need repairs on your property or just want to add a fresh coat of Paint or spruce up your garden, check out the local businesses for spring discounts. Shultz & Co. and Sam’s Lumber are offering 10% off on all spring merchandise for the month of May. For your landscaping ideas Todd’s Landscaping is offering a 10% discount; Chiavetta’s Green House is offering $5.00 off a $50.00 purchase and Bella Terra Greenhouse is offering 1.5 cu.ft. of “osmocote” potting soil for $4.99 after rebate. So make sure you contact these local businesses for your “Clean-up & Fix-up” needs. Be sure to mention the Mayors spring “clean up &fix up” program or bring this article.
-check out the Village Website. We will display any last minute emergencies such as waterline breaks. www.villageofangola.org