LOCKPORT—Niagara County Clerk-elect Joseph A. Jastrzemski will be sworn into office Saturday at an http://southbuffalonews.comhttp://southbuffalonews.com a.m. ceremony at the Niagara County Courthouse.
The ceremony marks the beginning of Jastrzemski’s tenure as he takes over from outgoing Clerk Wayne F. Jagow, who has held the office for two decades.
The inaugural ceremony will be open to the public. A reception will follow immediately in the Courthouse rotunda.
WHO: Niagara County Clerk-elect Joseph A. Jastrzemski, assorted county and state dignitaries.
GLATZ PLANS MARCH 3http://southbuffalonews.com RESIGNATION:
Urges Legislature to Review Department Leadership
LOCKPORT—Niagara County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz submitted his resignation today, effective the last day of March 20http://southbuffalonews.com6, preparing for a departure from the post he has held for five years.
In a letter that thanked county lawmakers for the trust they had placed in him, Glatz announced that he had decided to “step away from the rigors of serving as the chief administrator for a public corporation with a significant annual budget and a large workforce” to free up time to focus on other aspects of his life.
LOCKPORT—Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski was sworn into office today in a ceremony at the Niagara County Courthouse, vowing to “make everyone proud” of the quality of services that will be provided by his office.
The inaugural ceremony also brings the official close to the two decades of leadership in the post by former County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow, whose successes in office were lauded by both Jastrzemski and Niagara County Legislature Majority Leader Randy R. Bradt, R-North Tonawanda.
While city hall top salaries have risen more than 35 per cent and casino cash was abused and the Dyster administration has ridden roughshod over residents and wasted taxpayer dollars a Poverty Development Plan has gone ahead full speed under the guise of economic development.
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster has produced and cited any number of “plans” for the city either in whole or by city district. Historic and business and entertainment district etc. We do not recall him ever citing a “social and addictive services business development plan” or related zoning regulations. Yet he salts these facilities throughout the city…where is the plan or the planning regulations? Does anyone believe these social service businesses are complimentary to parallel development such as retail, hotels, tourism…not to mention home ownership and quality of life?
When state lawmakers convened in Albany on Wednesday to kick off the new legislative session, watchdog groups were holding a press conference calling on the governor and legislators to sign a “Clean Conscience Pledge” in the wake of the corruption convictions of the former Assembly speaker and the Senate majority leader.
The scandal-stained legislature knows it must do something to regain the public’s trust, but what form that will take is still to be decided and ethics reform is expected to be a major part of the governor’s State of the State message next Wednesday (Jan. http://southbuffalonews.com3) to lawmakers anxious to put the latest scandal behind them.
Reviewing 20http://southbuffalonews.com2-20http://southbuffalonews.com5 Common Council minutes posted on NT’s website indicates most meetings lasted less than 30 minutes, some less than http://southbuffalonews.com0, only a few lasting 60.
In http://southbuffalonews.com2/http://southbuffalonews.com/http://southbuffalonews.com5 minutes, Jean Kroetsch requested more information be included on agendas so she could understand budget transfers. Do Council members, Mayor, or City Clerk-Treasurer know Jean Kroetsch’s her role in NT’s past financial administrations? Officials provide information veiling details because most residents don’t have the time or patience to drag the details out of them. When Kroetsch asks on our behalf, she should be treated with the respect she is due and answered properly.
By Mike Hudson
For Leslie Brill Meserole, even the small victories are huge.
“I couldn’t be happier,” she said on hearing the news that Amanda Lynn’s Law — which strengthens penalties against those who seek to unlawfully conceal or dispose of a body – had been signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “No one deserves to be put through the ordeal our family has endured for the past six years.”
The measure is named after Brill Meserole’s daughter, Amanda Lynn Wienckowski, a beautiful 20-year-old Niagara Falls native who was brutally murdered in Buffalo in 2009.
Oliver Street actually doesn’t look bad if it weren’t for trash, litter and too conspicuous and generally always overflowing garbage totes at some rental properties.
The few facades between Schenck and Wheatfield that got attention with the grant program do look “nice” on the outside.
Oliver still looks like the Oliver of old. It just doesn’t have small business owners residing in their buildings with their families. That is what made it what most of us remember it as.
LOCKPORT—Wm. Keith McNall, who became chairman of the Niagara County Legislature in January, added a new title today: law library trustee.
The news of McNall’s appointment came in a letter from the chief administrative judge of the New York State Unified Court System, naming the long-time public fixture to the board overseeing Niagara County’s Supreme Court Law Library.
Under state law, each county maintains a public law library, allowing citizens access to information on the laws of New York state. McNall served http://southbuffalonews.com8 years on the Lockport City School District’s Board of Education before becoming a county legislator nearly a decade ago.