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Law Transfers Beeman Creek Park to Town of Clarence

Allows Town to operate park, manage drainage issues 

CLARENCE, N.Y. – New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer and State Assemblywoman Jane L. Corwin are pleased to announce that legislation, authorizing Erie County to transfer Beeman Creek Park to the Town of Clarence, has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson.

“It has been a pleasure working with the Town of Clarence and Erie County to pass this important piece of legislation,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.  “Beeman Creek Park is one of many scenic parks in our community.  The transfer of the park to the Town of Clarence ensures all residents will enjoy all that it has to offer for years to come.”

Parkview Bridge in Akron Reopens

Bridge had been closed for more than seven years


Erie County Executive Chris Collins is pleased to announce the Parkview Bridge in Akron Falls Park has been rebuilt and is now reopened to traffic.

The original picturesque bridge was built in 1933. After years of deterioration, it was determined the bridge was no longer safe, and it was closed in May of 2003. Erie County’s Public Works Department, led by Commissioner Jerry Sentz, awarded a contract to Cold Spring Construction Company to build a replica of the historic bridge in May of last year.

 The span is 159 feet long and is used by about 1,600 vehicles per day as well as pedestrians.

 County Executive Collins said, “I’m thrilled the County was able to rebuild this replica of the original Parkview Bridge in Akron. Akron Falls is a beautiful County park, and this bridge reopening will make it easier for taxpayers to access all that this park has to offer."