For years people have been complaining about the health of their families on the street that divides Wheatfield and North Tonawanda.
Nearby, along Niagara Falls Blvd. is a large, suspiciously vacant area of green space — the infamous Niagara Sanitation Landfill — where for decades following World War II area chemical companies trucked and dumped their toxic byproducts.
Homes were also built and and sold nearby without the new occupants knowing what lurked beneath the soil in that large, vacant area out back.
Deadly Love Canal toxic waste got shipped to the Wheatfield landfill just a few miles away [...]
A casual observer might not have called it triumphal or even worthy of comment, but for governmental observers and watchdogs several important things took place Monday at Wheatfield’s town board meeting.
Department heads: Paul Siegmann of the Highway Department, Rich Donner of Water & Sewer, Mike Klock (above photo) from inspection, Assessor Bridget Grawe. Nearly all of them were present Monday.
But that’s not the new part. For some time now, Wheatfield has been leading the county’s major municipalities in having department heads speak regularly at council meetings.
This time, though, instead of remaining [...]
The Town of Wheatfield is only just recovering from a Gmail hack that left the town’s email system down for about a week.
Councilman Larry Helwig said “it’s been a painful week” with long days getting the system back up in the information technology department.
The town has brought in outside consultants to help deal with the hacked email situation that first became apparent when phony emails were being sent out by town employees.
How the hackers got into the system is still unknown, Helwig said. But he strongly cautioned employees not to click on links contained in emails.
Emails from Amazon, UPS and [...]
“Do we have a second?” Supervisor Robert Cliffe asked Wheatfield town board members Gil Doucet, Larry Helwig, Randy Retzlaff and Arthur Gerbec regarding his resolution to accept a $750,000 grant to build a sidewalk on Krueger Road.
“Gentlemen, I need a second to proceed.”