Gowanda looks to continue Music in Park

GOWANDA – The village of Gowanda wants to keep its music in Chang Hu Park and will work to make sure it does not move. Mayor Heather McKeever announced the village is going to work with the Gowanda Chamber of Commerce to ensure it stays.

The Chamber of Commerce sponsors the program in the summer. Due to an insurance complication, the chamber moved the event to the American Legion this past summer, according to McKeever. The village could sponsor the event with the chamber organizing the event to stay at Chang Hu Park. McKeever said the village and the chamber will be working together to discuss the future of the program. Barb Nephew, trustee, said the park is a great gathering space.

“The whole beauty of the park is a gathering space,” she said.

The board also approved a new furnace not to exceed $1,600 for the police garage. Residents were reminded that upper Buffalo Street is closed to all traffic, except local traffic, and police will ticket motorists. McKeever also thanked Disaster Coordinator Nick Crassi for working with the towns of Collins and Persia in addition to the police department for working with ice jams due to the recent thaws. The village also accepted the resignation of Daryl Quinn from the police department.

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