Committees & Boards

There are a number of legislative bodies in the City of Lockport that are tasked with providing feedback and recommendations to the common council and mayor. Learn more about the different committees and boards that are all working to improve the quality of life for businesses and residents of Lockport.

Current Committees

AD HOC 911 DISPATCH REVIEW COMMITTEE

Committee Minutes 

5-18-21
6-29-21

AUDIT COMMITTEE

(Three members – no defined term limit)

Est. by resolution Dec. 14, 2014

Paulina Narchus
256 High St.

Anna McCann
6475 Edgewood Dr.

Casey Schurr
377 Vine Stree

BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW

(3-5 members – five-year term)

(Mayor recommends – council appoints)

Established in 1971, this independent board presides over grievance day and hears formal grievance complaints on assessments.

Henry Schmidt
578 Willow St.
Term expiration: Sept. 30, 2023

Jeffrey Seekins
27 Harding Ave.
Term expiration: Sept. 30, 2025

Kathleen Haley
164 Trowbridge St.
Term expiration: Sept. 30, 2021

Christopher E. Dool
809 Willow St. 
Term expiration: Sept. 30, 2022

Helen K. Fry-Gallaher
323 Clinton St. 
Term expiration: Sept. 30, 2024

BOARD OF ETHICS

(Three members + one alternate – three-year term)

§18-19 Established July 27, 1970; revised April 23, 2014

(Mayor recommends – council appoints)

This board was established as an advisory board to both officials and employees. Makes recommendations on adoption and amendments to code.

Mary Brennan Taylor
480 Pine St.
Term expiration: July 2, 2022

Anna Mauri
57 Coolidge Ave. 
Term expiration: August 7, 2023

Kathleen Sparks DiMillo
73 Lincolnshire Dr.
Term expiration: August 7, 2024

BOARD OF ESTIMATE & APPORTIONMENT

Established Article V. §C-101

Mayor

Finance Committee Chairman

City Treasurer

Budget Director

Corporation Counsel

Commissioner of Public Works

City Clerk

BUILDING AND GROUNDS ACCESSIBILITY COMMITTEE (Ad-Hoc)

Established by resolution Jan. 24, 2018

Richard Abbott, Alderman
Chairman
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021

Sarah K. Lanzo
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021

John Swam
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021

CITIZEN'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Commitee Agenda
8/26/20

Committee Minutes
2/26/20
4/19/21

Tracy L. Demmin
207 Garden St.

John T. Timkey
27 Bewley Parkway

Jay C. Krull
71 Lakeview Parkway

Susan M. Pope
619 East Ave.

Lisa A. Swanson
86 Roby St.

Patrick T. Creamer
15 Lakeview Parkway

Robert W. McCartin
22 McCollum St.

Wael A. Isa
40 Locust St.

Donald A. Stevens
230 State Road

William J. Hammond II
83 Davison Road

Margaret P. Lupo
17 Bob-o-link Lane

Helen-Fre-Gallaher
323 Clinton St.

Sandra K. Mesler
198 Ontario St.

Samuel G. Oakes
149 Prospect St.

Heather A Hilderbrandt
18 Corinthia St.

Peter J. Burke
388 N. Transit St.

R. Paul Warriner
53 Gaffney Road

Candice Woloszyn
600 Walnut St.

Wilbert King
68 Crosby Ave., Apt. 1

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

(Six-year term)

Established prior to 1948 to administer Civil Service Law for the city, school district, library and housing authority. Classifies jobs related to personnel function and processes disciplinary proceedings.

Kevin Clark
Hi-Point Drive
Term expiration: May 31, 2026

William Agronin
11 Berkley Drive
Term expiration: May 31, 2022

Kevin Norris
Term expiration: May 31, 2024

COMMUNITY CABLE COMMISSION

(Three-year term)

§10-4 Established Dec. 1, 1976

This board meets on demand to exercise authority and power for the city and town of Lockport with respect to the awarding and regulation of cable TV franchise.

  • Mayor recommends – Council appoints
  • Chairman is joint appointment by mayor and town supervisor
  • Council member appointment is for their term of office


CITY APPOINTMENTS
(3 + alderman)

Douglas C. Nicholson 
22 Roosevelt Drve
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2022

Thomas E. Lupo
17 Bobolink Lane 
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021 

Alderman Mark Devine
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021


TOWN APPOINTMENTS
(3):

Patricia George
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2020

John Moskaliak
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2023

Mark Crocker
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021

James Slowy 
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2022

COMMUNITY PRIDE

Richard Abbott
Alderman
Term expiration: Term of office (Dec. 31, 2021)

Mark Devine
Alderman
Term expiration: Term of office (Dec. 31,2021)

Joseph Oates
Alderman
Term expiration: Term of office (Dec. 31,2021)

EMERGENCY RESPONSE COMMITTEE

Committee Minutes: 3/13/20

Michelle Roman
Mayor

Jason Cafarella
Corporation Counsel

Laura Goodlander
Niagara County Coroner

Chief Steve Abbott
Police Department

Chief Pat Brady
Fire Department

Luca Quagliano 
Fire Department

Jamie Elmer
Director of Engineering

Mike Hoffman
Director of Highways & Parks

Clayton Dimmick
Building Inspection

Deborah Coder
Board of Education

Tim Parker
School District Maintenance

Brian Law

William J. Caswell 

Chris Banach

Heather Lostus

Adam Turton

Lt. Daniel Kaufmann

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION

Commitee Minutes
8/12/20
9/6/20
10/15/20
12/17/20
2/11/21 
5/18/21
5/20/21

Leah Brown
422 W. Caledonia
Term expiration: July 15, 2022

Paula Halladay
42 Genesee St. 
Term expiration: July 13, 2023

Enoch Plumeria
Term expiration: 2022

Jon D. Wiley 
Term expiration: 7/15/2023

Andrew Nemi 
Term expiration: 7/15/2022

Julie Ramroop
Term expiration: 7/15/2024

Marcus Wyche
Term expiration: 7/15/2024

Steven O’Mara
Term expiration: 7/15/2023

Bernadette Smith
Term expiration – 7/15/24

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (Ad-Hoc)

Established by resolution Jan. 24, 2018

Joseph Oates, Alderman, Committee Chairman 
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021

Jean Kiene
400 Willow St.
Term expiration: April 23, 2023

Greg Newman
259 Continental Dr.
Term expiration: August 27, 2021

EVENTS COMMITTEE

Comittee Minutes
6/9/2020
8/17/2020 
9/21/2020
10/19/2020 

2/22/2021
4/19/21

Ellen Schratz, Alderwoman at Large Chairmain 

Jessica Dittly

Kitty Fogle

Rick Abbott

Kyle/Dawn Lambalzer

Shelly Unocic

Shari Schuler

Kathy O’Keefe

Jeff Tracy

Heather Grimmer

Chris Parada

David Kinyon

Jason Mussachio

Paula Halliday 

FIRE BOARD

(Five members – four-year term)

ART VII established 1911

Advisement and management of the Fire Department. All actions may be reviewed, modified or rescinded by the Common Council. Alderman representative appointed for term of political office.

20 Minutes
4/14/20
5/12/20
6/9/20
7/14/20
7/17/20
8/04/20
9/8/20
10/13/20
11/10/20
11/23/20
12/8/20

21 Minutes 
1/12/21
2/9/21
2/16/21
2/19/21
2/20/21
3/9/21
4/12/21
5/11/21
6/8/21
6/14/21
7/13/21

Denise Michel 
135 Church St.
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2024

Jeffrey Schratz
390 Locust St.
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021

Charles Morello 
643 Market. St.
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2022

Luke Kantor 
60 Haines Street
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021

Robert Bates
147 Outwater Drive
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2023

 

 

HOUSING AUTHORITY

(Five members – five-year term)

116-2 Established Sept. 17, 2008

The Lockport Housing Authority has general supervision, control and management of the department. This is an autonomous city department.

Gerald DeFlippo, Chairman
320 West Ave.
Term expiration: April 26, 2022

David P. Smith, Vice Chairman
49 Regent St.
Term expiration: April 26, 2023

Flora M. Hawkins, Secretary
199 West Ave.
Term expiration: April 26, 2024

Christopher B. Sherman
404 Walnut St.
Term expiration: April 26, 2025

Heather Grimmer
247 Market St. 
Term expiration: April 26, 2026

Kathleen Fahs, Resident Commissioner

Suzanne Wilson, Resident Commissioner

Thomas Brandt, Attorney 

LABOR NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE

 

This committee negotiates contracts, reviews working conditions and union problems, interpretations and information.

Jason Cafarella
Deputy Corporation Counsel

Michelle M. Romen
Mayor

Mark Devine
Common Council President 

Timothy Russo
Director of Finance

AFSCME Representative

CSEA Representative 

Department Head Representative 

Hickory Club Representative

Lockport Professional Firefighters Association

LICENSE REVOCATION BOARD

(Five members – two-year term)

§66-22 Building Construction Administration, Building Contractors

Joseph Oates, Alderman
Term expiration: Term of office (Dec. 31. 2021)

Brian Bull
179 Irving St.
Term expiration: March 3, 2023

James M. Palladino
110 Webb St.
Term expiration: March 3, 2021

Vacant

Jason Dool
Chief Building Inspector

NIAGARA COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

(One-year term)

John Lombardi III
329 Chestnut St.
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021

PARKS BOARD

Michael Hoffman – Chairman 
716-220-2422

Chris Landrey – Supervisor of Parks
716-260-7881

Jamie Elmer 
716-998-0996

Alderman Mark Devine
716-622-7789

Alderman Luke Kantor
716-868-2144

John F. Swan 
716-228-0055

Sarah K. Lanzo 
716-390-8402

Caitlin Kenney
716-471-9343

Darryl Devoe
716-990-8459

Selena Truax Morello
716-523-8888

PLANNING & ZONING BOARD

(Seven members – three-year term)

§190-185 Established in 1946

Prepare, adopt and revise comprehensive plan for the city. Approve new building construction and advise the mayor and council on a comprehensive plan. Recommend to council any rezoning or zoning ordinance amendments.

Committee Agenda
9/22/20
10/5/20
11/2/20
12/7/20
1/4/21
2/1/21
4/4/21
4/27/21
5/3/21
6/7/21
7/23/21

Committee Minutes 
2/23/20
7/13/20
8/3/20
9/14/20
10/5/2020
11/2/20
12/7/20
1/4/21
2/1/21
4/27/21
5/3/21
6/7/21
7/12/21
9/13/21

 

Terry K. Harmon, Chairman
57 Regent St.
Term expiration: Oct. 14, 2021

Stacy Stoll
46 Washburn St.
Term expiration: Sept. 31, 2021

Marshall Roth
110 Locust St.
Term expiration: Oct. 14, 2021

Jeff Tracy
5 Cherry St.
Term expiration: Oct. 14, 2021

Robert Bragg
536 Willow St.
Term expiration: Oct. 14, 2023

Donald W. Gill 
189 East Avenue
Term expiration: Oct. 14, 2022

PLUMBING BOARD

(Five members – three-year term)

Chapter A192 §40-b; In effect since 1893

State mandated board whose primary function is to give tests and issue plumbers licenses.

David Pynn
7901 Chestnut Ridge Road, Gasport
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2023

Gregory Zakrzewski 
7457 Lincoln Ave.
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021

Rick Hamilton
7068 Akron Road
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2022

Clayton Dimmick
Plumbing Inspector

Carter Hawkes
Sewer Supervisor

 

POLICE BOARD

(Five members – four-year term)

ART VI Established 1911

Advisement and management of the Police Department. All actions may be reviewed, modified or rescinded by the Common Council. Alderman representative appointed for term of political office.

Committee Minutes
8/11/20
10/5/20
11/2/20
11/9/20
12/7/20

2021 Minutes
1/ 4/21
2/1/21
2/22/21
2/23/21
3/1/21
4/5/21
4/26/21
5/3/21
5/10/21
7/19/21
7/20/21

 

Thomas Murphy
441 Willow St.
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021

Flora Hawkins
199 West Ave.
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2023

Miles Patterson
12 Hoover Parkway
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2024

Mark Devine 
110 Corinthia Street
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021

Cheryl Brown 
422 W. Caledonia Street
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021

POLICE POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE

Esatblished 2020

Committee Minutes

7/20/2020
8/17/2020
9/14/2020
10/29/20

Committee Members

Steve Abbott
192 Grand St.

Cherly Brown
422 W. Caledonia St.

Jason Cafarella
754 Park Pl., NF

Mary Pat Filbert 
323 Church St.

Flora Hawkins 
199 West Ave.

Kevin Lucinski
12 Hoover Parkway

Michelle Roman 
30 Cherry St.

Mark Sanders
22 Kelley Ave.

Ellen Schratz
390 Locust St.

Tricia Vosburgh
22 Kelley Ave.

Laura Lee Zaggarigo
514 High St.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

(Five-year term for four city-at-large members)

Chapter 42 established 1962

Coordinate traffic activities. Provide educational activities in traffic matters. Supervise, prepare, publish traffic reports. Receive complaints regarding traffic and safety. Review and/or initiate proposals for installation, changing or removal of traffic control devices and establish traffic control measures.

 Comittee Minutes
08/03/20
9/21/20
10/21/20
11/16/20
12/21/20

2021 Minutes
3/15/21
4/19/21

 

Patricia McGrath
Corporation Counsel
Term expiration: Decembre 31, 2021

Lt. Anthony Pittman
Chairman

Steve Abbott
Chief of Police 

Richard Clark
289 Washington St.
Term expiration: June 1, 2024

Lucius Brundage
48 Treehaven Drive
Term expiration: June 1, 2025

Roger Pittiss
58 Mcintosh Drive
Term expiration: June 1, 2023

Michael Tracy
10 Cherry St.
Term expiration: June 1, 2026

Patrick Brady
Fire Chief

Todd Sukdolak
Assistant Principal, Lockport High School (school district liason)

Michael Hoffman
Director of Streets and Parks

James Elmer
Engineer

TREE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Formed in 2018 as part of Lockport’s Tree City USA designation

Committee Agenda: 3/16

The City of Lockport Tree Advisory Committee is comprised of community volunteers who are committed to maintaining a healthy and sustainable urban forestry program in the City of Lockport. The committee works to ensure trees will benefit our city for centuries to come. Initiatives of the committee to date include:
• Collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension and Lockport City School district to facilitate four plantings in April 2018
• Partnership with Lockport Main Street to facilitate planting of 22 new trees in the downtown corridor

Additional projects on the horizon include:
• Facilitating ongoing education on proper tree care and maintenance for city staff and residents
• Creating an opportunity for memorial plantings throughout the city
• Annual spring and fall planting events
• Update of city tree ordinance in support of re-tree initiatives

Rick Abbott, Chairman
5th Ward Alderman

Terry Harmon

John Farfaglia

Sue Watson

Kim Knuutila

Kim VanSchoonhoven

Kevin McDonough

Jessica Dittly

Carrie Gugliuzza

Steven Allore

Rebecca Wilson

Dan Cole

VETERAN’S COMMITTEE (Ad-Hoc)

Ad-Hoc effective Oct. 4, 2016

David Wohleben
145 Lincoln Ave.

Rick Abbott
93 Lewis St.

Richard Clark
289 Washington St.

Gordon Bellinger
5548 Mapleton Road

Mike Walker
100 Irving St.

Dan Marsh
40 S. Transit St.

Mike Hanley
6526 Amy Lane

Ray Pierce
92 Allen St.

Ken Gutowski
7545 Lincoln Ave.

Paul Siejak
6259 Hamm Road

YOUTH BOARD

14 members – three-year term

Established 1958; amended Oct. 20, 1971

Evaluate and advise department activities, study needs of city youth, and decide on resource (federal/state money) allocations.

Luke Kantor
Chairman
60 Haines Street
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021

Ronald Cheatham
305 South St.
Term expiration: Oct. 24, 2021

William Agronin
11 Berkley Drive
Term expiration: May 1, 2024

Dennis Stachera
20 Regent St.
Term expiration: May 1, 2024

Kathryn Fogle
101 Nicholas St.
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021

Demetrius Grant
102 Bridlewood
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021

LaShonda McKenzie
30 High St.
Term expiration: Oct. 24, 2021

Joelle Waters
81 Corinthia St.
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021

William Bisher
314 Pine St.
Term expiration: June 17, 2024

Kathy O’ Keefe 
27 Windsor St. 
Term expiration: December 31, 2022 

Rosemarie Swanson
385 Ontario St.
Term expiration: December 31, 2023

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

(Seven members – three-year term)

Established 1948

This board has power to grant relief from zoning ordinance regulations as a quasi-judicial body. The only relief from this board is Supreme Court.

Committee Agendas
8/25/20
10/27/20 
11/24/2020
1/26/21
2/23/21
3/23/21
5/25/21
7/20/21
8/10/21
9/14/21

Commitee Minutes
8/25/20
9/22/20
10/27/20
11/24/20
1/26/21
2/23/21
5/25/21
7/20/21
8/20/21

Sheila M. Tracy
19 Grosvenor St.
Term expiration: Nov. 15, 2023

Lynn Harper
30 Corinthia St.
Term expiration Nov. 15, 2021

William Kevin Foltz
94 N. Transit St.
Term expiration: Nov. 15, 2021

Thomas E. Hull
313 Willow St.
Term expiration: Nov. 15, 2022

Meghan Lutz
207 Washington St.
Term expiration: Nov. 15, 2022

Nancy Babis
138 Grant St.
Term expiration: Nov. 15, 2022

Andrew Rosenberg
268 Genesee St.
Term expiration: Nov. 15, 2023