By Jennifer Weber

The Village of Springville Board of Trustees introduced and swore in Nick Budney as the new Officer in Charge for the Village, replacing outgoing Chief John Fox at its Monday, Sept. 12 meeting.

“The Board made a great choice in choosing Nick Budney as my replacement,” said Fox. “I have all the confidence in the world that Nick will serve the board and residents of Springville in an exceptional manner.”

Fox came to Springville after serving 25 years reaching the rank of Sergeant with the Village of Blasdell followed by 13 years serving as Sergeant with the Erie County Sherriff Department. In 2001 he helped to create the part-time Police Office in the Village of Springville to supplement the Erie County Sheriff Department.

“I want to thank the Village Board for giving me this opportunity to serve the residents in a different capacity,” said Budney who recently returned as an officer after previously serving in Springville. “I look forward to working with each one of you on solving the problems of Springville.”

Budney, in his 16th year of public service, started in the City of Buffalo, worked for the Erie County Sheriffs office (Springville area for majority) and presently for the Town of Hamburg Police Department, the last seven years as a Lieutenant. A graduate of the FBI National Academy, Budney has a little over five years part-time combined experience for the Village of Springville Police since 2005, with a break in between before his return in March.

Two additional part-time officers were approved by the board, Paul Randall and Timothy Colling, officers with the Village of Hamburg. The department still has one part-time position available to fill.

The Board voted to approve the base bid plus three alternates and substitutions for Heritage Park submitted by Northeast Development in the amount of $580,712.50.

Superintendent of Public Works Kenneth Kostowniak announced another Village Wide Electric Outage scheduled for Oct. 2 from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m.

Other upcoming dates mentioned at the meeting include:

Tuesday, Sept. 20,, 4-7 p.m., Erie County Free Rabies Clinic at the Springville Volunteer Fire Department, 405 W Main Street.

Wednesday, Sept., 21  6:30– 8:30 p.m.,  Free NARCON training, open to anyone 16 years old or older at the Springville Middle School, 267 Newman Street. Register online at or call (716) 592-2871 ext. 1485.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2-11 p.m., Springville Oktoberfest at Fireman’s Park, Nason Blvd.

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m., Springville Rails to Trails Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting, West Main Street across from the historic railroad depot.

Public notice was given for landowners interested in requesting an inclusion of land into a certified agricultural assessment in accordance with Section 303-b of New York State Agricultural and Markets Law. Landowners have until Sept. 30 to submit a proposal.  Contact the village office or website at for more information.

In additional business the Board set a public hearing date for Oct. 3 for LL 2016-5, changes made to Chapter 200 of the zoning law in regards to posting signs on lawn; for LL 2016-6 Chapter 77 regarding unsafe buildings and discussion on the Community Development Block Grant Projects due at the end of October.

The Village of Springville Board of Trustee’s next meeting is Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at 65 Franklin Street.