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Public Service Announcement

FEMA Issues Revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the City of Lackawanna (Smoke Creek areas)

Flood Risk Open House scheduled for December 5, 2017

 On November 2, 2017, the City of Lackawanna and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) revised the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for areas along Smoke Creek starting from Lake Erie and ending at the New York State Thruway for both the north and south branches. The revised map will go through a period of due process and are slated to become effective on May 2, 2018. The map provides updated information about the City’s flood risk, informs insurance rates and purchase requirements, and helps property owners make decisions about how to protect themselves and their properties against future flood events. The FIRM and the associated Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report are the basis for each community’s floodplain management measures.

FEMA will host a Flood Risk Open House meeting on Tuesday, December 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Lackawanna Senior Center, 230 Martin Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218.

Representatives from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, FEMA, and their mapping partners will be on hand to answer questions related to the revised FIRM and how changes to the floodplain will affect flood insurance requirments and costs. There will be no formal presentation at this meeting; therefore, attendees are encouraged to arrive any time during the hours of operation. Residents and property owners should plan to bring a copy of the elevation certificate and flood insurance policy for their property, if available.

To access the Letter of Map Revision document that details the changes to the FIRM, go to: http://bit.ly/2zXKuyk. Additional information on mapping is available on FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center (https://msc.fema.gov/portal) and flood insurance information can be found at https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program.


City Council Meeting will be held on Monday December 4, 2017 / Caucus 6:30 p.m. / Meeting 7:00 p.m.

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Attention Residents and Business Owners

Effective October 1, 2017, the following license fees shall apply:

Dog License, Spayed/Neutered: $12.00, *Seniors $10.00

Dog License, Unspayed/Unneutered: $20.00, *Seniors $18.00

“Coin controlled” devices: $10.00

This includes devices that distribute beverages, sundry, candy, cigarettes, gum, novelty, sandwiches, snacks, bowling ball cleaner machines, air-dispensing machines, coin-operated washers/dryers, soap dispensing and any other coin-dispensing machines not categorized as amusement devices.

*Seniors claiming the reduced rate will need to show a valid picture ID

As you are aware, the City of Lackawanna has very old infrastructure, which includes water lines and sewer lines. These lines are constantly in need of repair, which can be very expensive. When the line that extends from the main service line to the residence, known as laterals, break or collapse, it often results in a sink hole forming in the lawn or the street directly in front of a residence.     More Information

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Lackawanna DPW Annual Toy Drive   Information

Second Ward Community Group meeting on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm.
Queen of Angels Hall 144 Warsaw Lackawanna, NY 14218
A short meeting will be held, followed by a Christmas Party.
Please bring a dish to pass.

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Lackawanna Zombie Property Task Force     More Information

 City Council establishes “Honorary” Street Re-Naming guidelines.

The City Council, at the June 6 regular meeting, approved the creation of a new public board – “Street Naming Committee.” This five person committee consists of four residents, one from each ward as recommended by their respective Council Member, and the sitting Council President, who acts as Chairperson. This committee is responsible for reviewing all applications for establishing “Honorary” street names for current or past residents who are distinguished in one form or another. After reviewing the applications, the committee will then submit a non-binding decision to the City Council for their consideration. Members of the committee were approved at that same meeting.

Applications for the “Honorary” re-naming must include the following criteria:

  • Evidence of support by one or more geographically relevant civic groups or associations.
  • Evidence of support by local businesses, schools or churches on the affected street.
  • A statement as to why the candidate is historically or culturally significant.
  • A map showing the exact geographic limits of the re-naming request.
  • A petition signed by local residents supporting the request.

Applications are available in the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, Room #215. All applications must be filed with a non-refundable processing fee of $100.00, with an additional $100.00 due if the request is approved by the City Council. These fees cover processing, materials and man-power if approved.

The period for submitting applications is July 1 through August 31. You may contact the City Clerk’s office at 827-6470 with questions.

The Lackawanna Department of Public Safety and the Department of Animal Control have issued the following for Lackawanna residents.

Residents are urged to use extreme caution when dealing with wildlife in the area.  The Erie County Health Department and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation have raised concerns over the recent heightened rabies exposure this summer.

Due to the heightened rabies exposure reported, people are being urged not to touch wild animals and to have their domesticated pets vaccinated to prevent the spread of rabies.  Raccoons, foxes, skunks and bats are more vulnerable to rabies than other animals.

Recently, an injured bat was discovered in a residential area of Lackawanna.  Lackawanna Animal Control Officer, Fred Grasso, captured the bat and had it tested for the rabies virus through the Erie County Health Department.  Testing conducted on the bat resulted in a positive indication of the rabies virus infection.

To report injured or abandoned wildlife, call the SPCA Serving Erie County at 875-7360 during business hours, or 556-0076 for after-hours emergencies, or the Erie County Health Department at 961-6800.

“Emergency Alert System”

Lackawanna has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service CodeRed

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Site Name: 2424 Hamburg Turnpike
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Address: 2424 Hamburg Turnpike, Lackawanna, NY 14218

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Meeting July 20, 2017   6:00 PM  Lackawanna Senior Center 230 Martin Rd.   More Information




Looking for singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, or any talented individuals
to compete in a Talent Competition at the Senior Building 230 Martin Road.  

Competition to be held: Sat. January 6, 2018

Anyone interested call Lackawanna Recreation



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 Lackawanna Fire Department – Purchase New Pumper Truck

 The City of Lackawanna is seeking proposals for purchasing a new Pumper Truck for the Lackawanna Fire Department.

Specs for said bidding can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, 714 Ridge Road – Room 215 – Lackawanna, New York 14218. Sealed bids must be received by the City Clerk’s Office either in person or by postal mail by 10:45 am on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. No bids shall be considered if received after 10:45 am. Bids will be opened in the Council Chambers at 11:00 am in Lackawanna City Hall. The city reserves the right to reject any and all bids and waive formalities in the interest of the city. Any questions, please contact Fire Chief Galanti at 716-827-6437 or email at firechief@lackny.com.

Jeffrey P. DePasquale

City Clerk

City of Lackawanna

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