Modified: June 17, 2021 7:00am
Created: June 17, 2021 6:57am
Two Democrats and one Republican also pass bipartisan measure to hold a public hearing/community forum on Wednesday, July 21st at Evans Town Hall
(EVANS) – The Evans Town Board unanimously passed a resolution at their Wednesday, June 16th, 2021, meeting that supports the “Save Our Skyway” efforts to keep the important corridor connecting the Southtowns to downtown Buffalo. The resolution was passed unanimously and in a bipartisan fashion, with Democratic Supervisor Mary K. Hosler, Republican Councilman Thomas George and Democratic Councilman Michael Schraft all voting in favor.
The resolution passed by the Evans Town Board reads, in part:
“The Town of Evans Board affirms the Skyway bridge is essential to the community for commerce, revitalization, access to employment, public safety, and efficient travel to points north and oppose the removal or restriction for vehicle use.”
The resolution also calls for the Town of Evans to host a public hearing on the issue of “Saving Our Skyway” on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021, and asks the New York State Department of Transportation to publicly provide plans to taxpayers on what their plans are for the Skyway.
“Taking the Skyway down without any plan to move 42,500 cars through a small portal is going to impact commute time. I’ve heard from a lot of people in the community already on the increased commute time. It (removing the Skyway) would have a substantial impact on our community. It’s critical to hear from the public,” said Town of Evans Supervisor Mary K. Hosler.
To date the towns of Hamburg, Sardinia and now Evans passed unanimous resolutions to Save our Skyway. The Town of Marilla is expected to pass a similar resolution at its next Town Board meeting. Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw spoke to town boards in Hamburg, Eden, Sardinia, Concord, West Seneca, Collins and now Evans to encourage them to pass formal resolutions to Save Our Skyway.
“I am grateful for the bipartisan support from the Evans Town Board. Supervisor Hosler, Deputy Supervisor George and Councilman Schraft deserve a great deal of credit for working together to Save Our Skyway. I’m proud to bring public servants of all political parties together to keep this important corridor. Our work continues. We cannot let up. More towns are happy to join us. Leaders put politics aside to work for the common good,” concluded Comptroller Mychajliw.
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