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Mark Tramont Presents Anti-Graffiti Ordinance
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Mark Tramont Presents Anti-Graffiti Ordinance

From a Statement By the Ken-Ton GOP:

Supervisor Candidate Mark Tramont Presents Anti-graffiti Ordinance to Ken-Ton Chamber

Tonawanda, N.Y. (June 23, 2011) – Call it blight on the neighborhood. Call it gang related. Call it vandalism.  But whatever you call it, graffiti has become a problem in the Town of Tonawanda.  Therefore, Republican Town Supervisor candidate Mark Tramont has proposed a tough new anti-graffiti ordinance for the Town.  

“An anti-graffiti ordinance will address the growing problem of graffiti and other acts of vandalism in the Town of Tonawanda,” said Mark Tramont.

And that is why Mark Tamont has been invited to present his anti-graffiti ordinance and petition drive to the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce on Friday, June 24, at 7:30 a.m. at 3411 Delaware Ave., Kenmore.  

"The integrity of our neighborhoods is at stake and we must send a positive message to all who live, work and play in our community that we will not tolerate our landscape to became a victim of blight.  After Mark made his presentation to the Chamber's Board of Directors, he was subsequently invited to speak before one of the Chamber’s networking groups to help build even more awareness of the problem of graffiti," said Tracey M. Lukasik, Executive Director Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce.

Tramont has also shared his anti-graffiti ordinance with several other businesses and civic-mined associations including the Lincoln Park Neighborhood Watch Group, Kenmore Village Improvement Society, Realty USA and small business owners such as Mike Vishion.  

“As an entrepreneur I truly understand how graffiti is not only a community eyesore, but it hurts our commercial districts and cost local businesses thousands of dollars to cleanup.  As a town board member I will work to make sure law enforcement has the additional tools necessary to help curb graffiti,” said Local small business owner and Republican Town Council candidate Mike Vishion.

The current town code only addresses graffiti on “public” buildings and structures.  Mr. Tramont's petition requests changing the town code to include:
   
•    Fine and or incarcerate the individual(s) responsible for acts of vandalism such as graffiti.

•    Reward of $500 to the person responsible for providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for acts of graffiti and or vandalism.

•    Require full restitution by the perpetrator to the property owner for all reasonable expenses caused by the graffiti or act of vandalism.

•    Require property owners, either individual or group, to remove graffiti from their property within 45 days regardless of occupancy status.   

•    Require the town to provide a list of groups or agencies that will assist in the clean up.

Mark Tramont's presentation includes several pictures of graffiti on mailboxes and various buildings such as this mailbox at the corner of Cortland Avenue and Grosvenor Road.

For more information about the Republican candidates for this year’s Town races visit: http://www.totgop.com/

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