Erie County Legislators Lynn M. Marinelli and Kevin Hardwick announced that with Legislative approval at the Sept. 20, 2012 session, a public hearing has been scheduled to collect public input on a proposal by Amigone Funeral Home to construct a crematory in the Town of Tonawanda in a non-residential area. The public hearing is one of several necessary steps that will allow Amigone to move its current crematory, which is located in a residential neighborhood.
A public hearing regarding the establishment of a crematory at 55 Cooper Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 in the Legislative Chambers, 4th Floor of Old County Hall, 92 Franklin St., Buffalo.
Operated at 2600 Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda for the past 20 years, the crematory has been the cause of concern for neighbors and recently the New York State Attorney General’s Office requested the crematory be moved to a less densely populated area.
“After a lot of back and forth dialogue concerning the crematory, an agreement has been reached that appears to meet the needs of all parties involved. The bottom line is, Amigone would be able to continue to operate a crematory at their new location, while the current neighbors near Sheridan Drive will no longer have the crematory in their back yards,” said Legislator Hardwick.
“This proposal appears to be a win-win situation, and the public hearing will help fulfill the New York State standards on the crematory proposal,” said Legislator Marinelli.
Sheridan Park is in the process of meeting all necessary regulations to make the move possible.
People wanting to submit written testimony for the public hearing or who have questions can contact Legislature Clerk Robert L. Graber at 858-8527 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, please contact Legislator Marinelli at 832-0493 or email email@example.com.