By Donna Garfinkel
Lewiston Town Clerk/Tax Collector
•The Niagara County Department of Health, in cooperation with the Niagara County Veterinary Society, will sponsor a free rabies immunization clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 3, at the Hyde Park Oasis/Centennial Pavilion in Niagara Falls. Registration can be found at www.niagaracounty.com/health.
•There will be no Town Board work sessions in June, July and August. The regular Town Board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 22. The meeting agenda is posted on the town website (www.townoflewiston.us) on the Friday prior to the meeting. Residents are encouraged to attend.
•The town residential garbage pick-up scheduled for Monday, May 29, will be suspended one day in observance of Memorial Day, and collected on Tuesday, May 30.
•The Lewiston Environmental Commission wishes to advise residents of a household paint-recycling program known as “PaintCare.” Under the program, disposables are accepted in a safe, environmental fashion for the reuse of unwanted paint and stains. Deposit bins are maintained at multiple locations where residents may drop off up to five containers per visit, including water and oil-based paints and stains. The products must be in liquid form, in the original non-leaking container, with a label.
“PaintCare” is financed by the fee paid when you purchase a paint product.
The Environmental Commission believes this is the best way to dispose of unwanted paint products at this time. You can find a location by visiting the “PaintCare” website, www.paintcare.org, and entering your ZIP code. In Western New York, Sherwin Williams paint stores are all participating.
Next time you are in the market for paint products, why not drop off your old containers and help the environment?
•The town Highway Department reminds residents that leaf pick-ups have ended until the fall. Brush crews are out daily. Please keep in mind that brush pick-ups may be delayed from time to time, due to paving season and other events beyond our control. Thank you for your patience.
•Love fresh fruits and veggies? From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday, the FeedMore WNY Farm Market sets up in the parking lot at the Lewiston Senior Center, 4361 Lower River Road. Stop by for fresh, healthy, affordable and locally grown produce.
•Home projects are “being built,” and residents are advised that a building permit is required for the construction of a shed, fence, installation of a pool and many other projects. Permits are available through the Building and Zoning Department. Call the office to make sure your project is in compliance – 716-754-8213, exts. 227, 243 or 245.
•Lewiston snowbirds are reminded the U.S. Post office will not forward your water bill. To avoid receiving your water bill late, or the possibility of not receiving it at all, the Water Department asks anyone returning to Lewiston to contact them to change the bill back to your home address. Call 716-754-8213, ext. 235 or ext. 236.
•While visiting all Lewiston town parks, please adhere to the “Smoke Free Zone” signs placed throughout our parks.