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

AUDIT COMMITTEE
(Three members – no defined term limit)

Est. by resolution Dec. 14, 2014

Paul Mullane, Chairman
15 Continental Drive

Jay Dry Chairman
50 Obrien Drive

Daniel Cavallari
387 High Street

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

Debra R. Allport
161 Lincoln Ave.
Term expiration: Sept. 30, 2019

Jeffrey Seekins
27 Harding Ave.
Term expiration: Sept. 30, 2020

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

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

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.

Kathy Sparks DiMillo
73 Lincolnshire Drive
Term expiration: July 2, 2020

Shelley A. Richards
385 Pine St.
Term expiration: July 2, 2021

Mary Brennan Taylor
480 Pine St.
Term expiration: July 2, 2019

Margaret Truax (alternate)
29 Spruce St.
Term expiration: Oct. 15, 2020

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, 2019 

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.

Gary Terwilliger
65 Regent St.
Term expiration: May 31, 2023

Kevin Clark
Hi-Point Drive
Term expiration: May 31, 2020

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

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)

Lynn Harper
30 Corinthia St.
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2018

Edward E. Sandusky
43 Woodbury Drive
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2019

David Wohleben
145 Lincoln Ave.
Term expiration: Term of office (Dec. 31, 2019)


TOWN APPOINTMENTS
(3):

Patricia George
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2020

John Moskaliak
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2018

Nancy Brooks
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2019

Mark Crocker
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2019

COMMUNITY PRIDE

Richard Abbott
Alderman
Term expiration: Term of office (Dec. 31, 2019)

Mark Devine
Alderman
Term expiration: Term of office (Dec. 31, 2019)

Joseph Oates
Alderman
Term expiration: Term of office (Dec. 31, 2019)

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (Ad-Hoc)

Established by resolution Jan. 24, 2018

Joseph Oates, Alderman
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2019

Daniel J. Stapleton
5901 Collins Drive
Term expiration: March 27, 2020

Gregg Sutton
47 Jesson Parkway
Term expiration: March 27, 2020

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.

Christopher Prucha
10 Berkley Drive
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2018

Rick Abbott
93 Lewis S. 
Term expiration: Term of office (Dec. 31, 2019)

Patrick Schrader
32 Gaffney Road
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2019

Kathryn Fogle
35 Bacon St.
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2020

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

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.

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

Flora M. Hawkins
199 West Ave.
Term expiration: April 26, 2019

Maria Updegraph
150 Spaulding St.
Term expiration: April 26, 2020

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

Richard Bertrand
284 Willow St. Apt. 23
Term expiration: April 26, 2021

LABOR NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE

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

David Blackley 
Deputy Corporation Counsel

David Wohleben 
Mayor

Scott Schrader
Director of Finance

AFSCME Representative

CSEA Representative

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. 2019)

Brian Bull
179 Irving St.
Term expiration: March 21, 2019

James M. Palladino
110 Webb St.
Term expiration: March 21, 2019

Vacant

Jason Dool
Chief Building Inspector

NIAGARA COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

(One-year term)

John Lombardi III
329 Chestnut St.
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2018

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 mayor and council on comprehensive plan. Recommend to council any rezoning or zoning ordinance amendments.

Charlene M. Seekins-Smith, Chairman
77 Coolidge Ave.
Term expiration: Oct. 14, 2019

Craig Hugill
23 Utica St.
Term expiration: Oct. 14, 2019

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

Terry K. Harmon
57 Regent St.
Term expiration: Oct. 14, 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, 2020

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, 2017

Gregory Zakrzewski
7457 Lincoln Ave.
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2018

Rick Hamilton
7068 Akron Road
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2019

Clayton Dimmick
Plumbing Inspector

Vacant

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.

Richard E. Abbott 
93 Lewis St.
Term expiration: Term of office (Dec. 31, 2019)

John T. Pitrello
409 Pine St.
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021

Thomas Murphy
268 Genesee St.
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2021

Flora Hawkins
199 West Ave.
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2019

Timothy Walsh
414 Locust St., Apt. 1
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2020

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.

David J. Haylett
Deputy Corporation Counsel (2nd)
Term expiration: Term of office (Dec. 31, 2018)

Robert Spencer
507 Hawley St.
Term expiration: June 1, 2023

Richard Clark
289 Washington St.
Term expiration: June 1, 2019

William C. Beshaw
15 Briarwood Drive
Term expiration: June 1, 2020

Michael Tracy
10 Cherry St.
Term expiration: June 1, 2021

Steven Preisch 
Police Chief

Patrick Brady
Fire Chief

Rolando Moreno
Assistant City Engineer

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

Michael Hoffman
Director of Streets and Parks

Larry Eggert
Chairman Public Health & Safety

TREE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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

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
5th Ward Alderman

Amanda Farrell
2nd Ward Alderwoman

Terry Harmon

John Farfaglia

Sue Watson

Kim Knuutila

Kim VanSchoonhoven

Kevin McDonough

Jessica Dittly

Carrie Gugliuzza 

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.

Amanda Farrell (Youth Committee Chairman)
Alderman
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2019

Richard E. Abbott (Youth Committee)
Alderman
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2019

Joseph Oates (Youth Committee)
Alderman
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2019

Kelly VanDeMark
587 Pine St.
Term expiration: Oct. 24, 2021

Lewie Cunningham Jr.
14 Bewley Parkway
Term expiration: May 1, 2021

Flora Hawkins
119 West Ave.
Term expiration: May 1, 2021

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

William Agronin
11 Berkley Drive
Term expiration: May 1, 2021

Dennis Stachera
20 Regent St.
Term expiration: May 1, 2021

Kathryn Fogle
35 Bacon St.
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2018

Demetrius Grant
102 Bridlewood
Term expiration: Dec. 31, 2018

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

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.

Sheila M. Tracy
19 Grosvenor St.
Term expiration: Nov. 15, 2020

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, 2019

Meghan Lutz
207 Washington St.
Term expiration: Nov. 15, 2019

Nancy Babis
138 Grant St.
Term expiration: Nov. 15, 2019

Andrew Rosenberg
268 Genesee St.
Term expiration: Nov. 15, 2020