Niagara Gazette

Opinion

November 1, 2013

GUEST VIEW: Time for a change in the Town of Lewiston

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Niagara Gazette — Sanborn, Colonial Village, parts of Ransomville and of course the Village of Lewiston are all part of the Town of Lewiston and must be treated equally and fairly. Our area has great local heritage museums, historical societies, arts and garden clubs, libraries, senior centers and we must never forget them as being assets to our community.

There are 14 districts in the Town of Lewiston and I’ll be asking for a volunteer representative from each district to be a strong voice for others to communicate within his/hers district. This representative will contact me to inform me of the logical needs of others in their area and hopefully a closer working relationship.

There are several long standing issues in the town that should be remedied before working on any new projects. Riverwalk area has been waiting since 2007 for a fix to their standing water issue. Six years and only simple plans without a fix. When the Lewiston Town Board pushed for a $9.3 million dollar recreation center, I publicly voiced my concerns and raised questions about the finances of this project. Lewiston voters overwhelmingly rejected the town board’s plan soon afterward. Too much time has been spent on other failed projects and not enough time spent on fixing present problems. Some new smaller problems can be fixed easily and right away but I say “no” to any large projects that’s going to take too much time and money away from fixing older exiting issues.

There are many other plans and ideas that I will share and work on later as your new Town of Lewiston supervisor and it is my goal to be what you all expect as an elected official, to be honest, open, transparent and accessible to all.

Dennis J. Brochey is a candidate for Lewiston town supervisor.

Dennis J. Brochey is a candidate for Lewiston town supervisor.

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