The Town of Evans is located in southern Erie County, New York, bordering on Lake Erie, Town of Hamburg, Town of Eden and Town of Brant, encompassing 42 square miles with major traffic routes of N.Y.S. Route 5 and Route 20, along with an exit for the New York State Thruway.
The Town of Evans encompasses the Village of Angola with a combined population of approximately 20,000 people.
Our approximate twelve miles of shoreline significantly increases our summer population as people flock to the beachfront to enjoy its rural beauty and public parks.
Supervisor Dash is pleased to announce the Town of Evans participation in the Hometown Hero's Recognition program. The Town has partnered with the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #5798 of Angola to honor our military by constructing a photo display, with a short biography of each hero represented, to grace the main hall of the Evans Town Hall Municipal Building.
The Hometown Hero's Recognition program was created to honor and remember Evans residents and their family members (spouse, child, grandchild, and/or sibling) who are currently serving or have previously served our country in the United States Armed Forces.
To participate in this program, please complete the attached form and return to the address provided.Hometown Heros Form
2ND ANNUAL LAKE ERIE BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN-UP
The Lake Erie Beach Neighborhood Revitalization Task Force, in collaboration with the Town of Evans and Lake Erie Beach Fire Company, are making plans for the 2nd annual Lake Erie Beach Neighborhood Cleanup for the Lake Erie Beach area to be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 8 AM to 1 PM (rain or shine event) . Lake Erie Beach Neighborhood Cleanup 2013
The Lake Erie Beach Fire Hall (9483 Lakeshore Road) will serve as the host the day of the event; mobilizing volunteers in the morning and serving as the drop-off location for the trash collected that day. The clean-up will focus on vacant lots, parks and recreational areas, and streets that are major thoroughfares in Lake Erie Beach area. The clean-up will also include the neighborhood commercial area along Old Lakeshore Road.
Supervisor's Quarterly Report
Residents of Evans:
As the Holiday Season draws to a close, so does the first year of a new Evans Town Board. In this first year we, as a town, have faced many economic challenges. As expected, the New York State Comptroller's audit pointed out mistakes of past administrations which have created serious cash flow issues, jeopardizing existing services and future development.
These issues have now been addressed resulting in the following proactive measures:
· Restructuring of the Town Finance Department.
· Establishing a new, high deductible health care insurance plan that will result in savings along with new revenue.
· Contract Negotiations -- Five bargaining units are meeting or have met with me and are accepting a 0% increase for 2013.
· Retirement Incentive -- At present five full-time employees are taking advantage of the incentive, which will yield a savings to the town.
· Reconfiguration of town departments -- The Water and Parks Departments are now with the Highway Department as a Department of Public Works. This move will provide cross-training and will eliminate the need for new and cut positions through attrition.
· Recall of Credit Cards -- Departments that in the past were issued credit cards have surrendered them in an effort to curb spending.
· Budgeting for 2013 -- This Town Board has adopted a realistic budget that reflects a more conservative spending plan in relation to anticipated revenue.
· The Water Project -- We are closer than ever in turning Evans water operations over to the Erie County Water Authority. On December 27 the Town Board approved a Bond Anticipation Note (BAN) to complete 8,000 feet of waterline and the construction of a required water storage tank. Without this move, Evans would be responsible for a debt payment of $750,000 annually for the next thirty years with no revenue to fund the project. If we had to finance it through tax increases, it would be a 96¢ increase per $1,000 of assessed valuation or an additional $110 per year for the next thirty years for the average homeowner. And this would be in addition to the needed taxes to provide basic town services. When the Authority takes over this service, its operation, not the taxpayers, will generate the revenue needed to fund the project
It is rather obvious that the completion of this water project is paramount to maintaining financial stability, the continuance of services and the planning for future development in Evans.
As we enter 2013, I am pleased to have the opportunity to wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.