Wheatfield resident Jason Gielow appeared before the town board Tuesday, urging them to request another DOT traffic study for Shawnee Road from the Boulevard to Wildwing Drive.
“I wanted to bring to your attention that about a year ago this month I wrote a letter to Senator Robert Ortt, Assemblyman John Ceretto, and Legislator Kathryn Lance — under the direction of Mr. Helwig and Mr. Doucet — to go to them,” said Gielow. “My concern is the speed limit of Shawnee Road, the fact that it’s 55 mph. I live in a cul-de-sac called Knottingwood Drive. And the speed limit there is 50 mph. This is a high-tax paying area and I don’t want to see it forgotten.”
“He had about 10 years into the restoration and he was diagnosed with lung cancer,” said son Jason Gielow.
Denny Gielow — whose license plate read ROD FATHER— was well known in the area for restoring and hot-rodding vintage cars as well as coaching hockey in Wheatfield and serving as northeast representative of the GoodGuys Rod & Custom Assoc.
Growing up in the area, he stormed the roads in a yellow ’62 Chevy called “The Hairy Canary” that was impossible to forget.
“We’ve always had classic cars in the family,” said Jason Gielow.
Many of Jason’s earliest memories center on bouncing around [...]