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The Erie County Legislature honors Scenic Byway committee

GOOD JOB BY ALL — Erie County Legislator John Mills is pictured, presenting a proclamation to Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway Committee members, during the Erie County Legislature’s Nov. 7 session. Byway President Bob Lennartz, center, addressed the Legislature, after accepting the proclamation. Pictured, from left: Ron Klinczar, Pat Lamonte, Springville Mayor William Krebs, Lennartz, Mills, Kim Bowers, Pat Keem and Dave Field. Photo submitted by Jessica O’Neil.
HAMBURG — Erie County Legislator John Mills announced that the Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway was recognized by the Legislature, at its Nov. 7 session, for the byway’s stated goal of creating and promoting the byway, thus bringing visitors to WNY and featuring the attractions located here.

Byway President Bob Lennartz accepted the proclamation and was joined by committee members Ron Klinczar, Pat Lamonte, Springville Mayor William Krebs, Kim Bowers, Pat Keem and David Field.

Members who were not present included Bill Even, Jim Bentley, Scott Kroll, Betty Chetney, Sherrie Pluta and Deborah Chimes.

The proclamation said, “The Erie County Legislature pauses in its deliberations to acknowledge, commend and congratulate the Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway organization, for bringing to fruition their dream to give awareness of the many beautiful and historic sites we have, within our own beautiful region of Western New York.”

The byway began in 2002 by Lennartz and today features historical sites and attractions in Aurora, Boston, Colden, Concord, East Aurora, Orchard Park and Springville.

For more information about the Scenic Byway, visit www.wnyssb.org.

For more information or to speak with Mills, contact him at 858-8850 or john.mills@erie.gov.
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