Bulletin Board

The Lackawanna Police Department has been responding to a sizable increase in police calls, with regard to thefts of property from unlocked vehicles throughout the city. Property reported missing ranged from loose change and currency, purses, GPS units, cell phones and laptop computers left unattended in unlocked vehicles.

Motorists are encouraged to remove their valuable items from their unattended vehicle, or to lock their unattended vehicles, at all times, to prevent the theft of personal property. The extra seconds it takes to lock your unattended vehicle is worth the time to prevent the theft of your personal property.

James T. Kuna Director of Public Safety

Dear Community Member and Stakeholder
As a valued member of the community and stakeholder,



JOIN the Lackawanna First Ward Brownfield Opportunity Area Project Team


Learn about the potential for redevelopment in the First Ward!


Beginning at 10:00 AM at 100 Dona Street we will take a walking tour of the former Friendship House site and the surrounding neighborhood.

The second tour will begin at 2:00 PM at A Street just past Alliance Drive and we will take a tour of the Smoke Creek corridor.



Please spread the word!  To anyone who may be interested in the future redevelopment of the First Ward Community!

These tours will be a “boots on the ground” approach to analyzing the BOA together with the first beginning at 10:00 am at 100 Dona Street (the former Friendship House site).   The second tour will begin at 2:00 pm at A Street just past Alliance Drive.  These tours will combine Site Analysis with Community Visioning and will incorporate activities that will help participants envision the potential for the BOA in a way that is realistic and context appropriate.

We appreciate and value your participation and enthusiasm and look forward to working with you and other stakeholders to help make this project a success.  To RSVP for the tours or a detailed project description and to find out how you can stay involved, please contact Crystal Surdyk at 716.695.1987 or csurdyk@jklastudio.com or visit the Lackawanna First Ward BOA Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/lackawannafirstwardboa/).  See the attached for more information and please feel free to share this invitation with anyone who may be interested in joining us.


The Lackawanna Department of Public Safety and the Department of Animal Control have issued the following for Lackawanna residents.

Residents are urged to use extreme caution when dealing with wildlife in the area.  The Erie County Health Department and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation have raised concerns over the recent heightened rabies exposure this summer.

Due to the heightened rabies exposure reported, people are being urged not to touch wild animals and to have their domesticated pets vaccinated to prevent the spread of rabies.  Raccoons, foxes, skunks and bats are more vulnerable to rabies than other animals.

Recently, an injured bat was discovered in a residential area of Lackawanna.  Lackawanna Animal Control Officer, Fred Grasso, captured the bat and had it tested for the rabies virus through the Erie County Health Department.  Testing conducted on the bat resulted in a positive indication of the rabies virus infection.

To report injured or abandoned wildlife, call the SPCA Serving Erie County at 875-7360 during business hours, or 556-0076 for after-hours emergencies, or the Erie County Health Department at 961-6800.

Community Interest

City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday September 6, 2016 / Caucus 6:30 p.m. / Meeting 7:00 p.m. More Information.
City of Lackawanna current INREM List                 More Information
Next Meeting September 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm. Location: Queen of Angels Hall 144 Warsaw Lackawanna, NY 14218
No August Meeting

First Ward Brownfield Opportunity Area City of Lackawanna, NY / Step #2  Nomination
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Erie County Health Department to Offer Free Rabies Clinics

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Restrictions will remain in effect throughout the year.       More Information
Recycling Schedule for 2016        More Information


Sex Offender Registry City of Lackawanna     More Information

“Emergency Alert System”

Lackawanna has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service “CodeRed”

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Fire Dept. Bid Results – 8/9/16 – Washer & Dryer System

Empire Laundry – $16,467.00

Statewide Machinery – $14,418.00

The Lackawanna Fire Department is seeking proposals for the purchase and installation of a highly programmable, front-load washer-extractor with automatic chemical injection and drying system to clean and dry personal Protective Equipment, specifically turnout gear. Equipment shall be installed at the Lackawanna Fire Station #3, 2990 South Park Avenue, Lackawanna, New York.

Specifications for said bidding can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, 714 Ridge Road, Room 215, Lackawanna, New York 14218. Bids must be received by the Clerk’s Office either in person or by postal mail by 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. No bids will be considered if not received by that date & time. The City reserves the right to waive any informality in the bids and to reject any and all bids. Any questions, please contact Fire Chief Galanti at 716-827-6437.

Recreation & Youth Bureau

The 2016 Final Assessment Roll for the City of Lackawanna can be accessed by using the link below.

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The 2015 Final Assessment Roll for the City of Lackawanna can be accessed by using the link below.

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