Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — SOMERSET — The power plant formerly known as AES has been getting some high-powered vistors since it’s been taken over by bondholders.
State Assemblywoman Jane Corwin took the tour last week with Town Supervisor Dan Engert and U.S. Representative Kathy Hochul met with plant management and stakeholders to discuss the plant’s future. Republican candidate Chris Collins was slated to visit the Somerset Operating Company today on Lake Road.
The congressional race pitting Collins against Hochul in the 27th District is expected to be very close.
“I want to bring stakeholders to the table to hammer home the issues affecting the plant,” Engert said. He hopes the politicians will be advocates for the coal-burning plant and said, “Senator Maziarz has stepped up in a big way.”
Maziarz is scheduled to bring the state’s energy committee to a public hearing on Sept. 25 at the town hall. The committee will take oral and written testimony from the residents.
• Niagara County Environmental Coordinator Dawn Timm will make a presentation at a special town board meeting today regarding recycling. The town is consider and every-other-week recycling program.
• A public hearing concerning the demolition of property at 8681 Lake Road. The property had a feral cat infestation.
The owner was charged with counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty and is to appear in court on Sept. 6 on that and vehicle and traffic infractions.