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Planning Board

The Town of Tonawanda Planning Board was formed in 1950 by the Town Board.
The 1955 Planning Board was comprised of the following members:

  • Earl R. Nunemaker, chairman
  • Lorna R. Cruickshank, vice chairman
  • Edward A. Dunlap
  • Theodore A. Krehbiel, secretary
  • J. Donald McKenzie
  • Robert A. Penman
  • Everett J. Stiggins
  • A. Russell Tryon, town planning consultant
  • Lyle A . Findlay, legal advisor
  • Marguerite Dingeldey, secretary pro tem

The board is codified by Chapter 27 of the town code and was recently assigned site plan approval authority under Chapter 215-70.53 for zoning.

  • 7:00 pm
  • First Wednesday of the month
  • 2919 Delaware Ave.
    Room 21
    Kenmore, NY 14217

Agendas and Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are also available following approval.
View All Agendas and Minutes

1955 Master Plan (9.49 mb)
1960 Planning Board Progress Report
 (11.5 mb)


Trustees Office Date Appointed Term Ends
Kenneth J. Swanekamp Chairman March 2005 3/27/2019
Fredrick Frank
Vice-Chairman February 2011
Daniel P. Christopher
April 2008 3/27/2018
Fred W. Kubus Secretary   2008 12/31/2022
Robert Morris   2014 12/31/2021
Denis J. Uminski
April 2011 3/27/2018
Joseph S. Frandina, PE   June 2010 12/31/2023

  • Councilman Bargnesi - Town Board, Ex-Officio
  • Carl Heimiller - Building Department, Ex-Officio      

Waterfront Rezoning
In December 2001, the Town of Tonawanda engaged the services of Wendel Duchscherer to assist with rezoning the town's waterfront. The draft documents below represent the efforts of this project.


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