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Sloan is proud to be home to over 3,000 friendly residents and many successful businesses. Our one square mile historic village was first incorporated in 1896. We are nestled between the City of Buffalo and the Town of Cheektowaga in beautiful Western New York.Our web site is designed to contain a great deal of useful information for our residents as well as to provide a sketch of day-to-day life in our community. If you have any comments, compliments or concerns, please feel free to contact us by email or phone. Pease visit our Contacts Page for specific contact information.Also, please visit our Events Page for a list of upcoming activities. Some, like our annual Concerts in Griffith Park, are open to everyone. Those limited to Sloan residents only are so noted in the listing on the Events Page. These events require Village I.D. for admittance.We hope you enjoy your virtual visit to the Village of Sloan and we encourage you to visit us in person at one of our many events in the near future
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Click here to view the agenda for the April 9 Village Board Meeting. Click Here to view the legal notice for the Budget HearingClick the links below to read important messages from the Mayor & Village Departments:•Mayor James T. Niwinski•DPW Chief Gene Beszczynski•RecreationFrom the Clerk’s OfficeOver the years, many residents have questioned us as to why we share a zip code with the City of Buffalo and if it can be changed. Zip codes do not always run along municipality borders and, unfortunately, the US Post Office will not change ours. How does this affect you? If your auto insurance has you listed as living in Buffalo, you are paying higher rates than necessary. If your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance list Buffalo, the 2% mandated NYS charge for fire service will go to Buffalo instead of Sloan. Contact your insurance agent to verify your policy address and possibly save yourself some money and increase revenue for our own Village fire department.This also applies to your utilities bill. On every electric, gas, cable, and telephone bill, there is a 1% gross receipts tax that is returned to your municipality. If any of your utility bills have your address listed as Buffalo or Cheektowaga, the 1% is incorrectly being returned to them instead of Sloan. Speaking of utilities…INSIST ON IDENTIFICATION!Recently in the news, there have been several instances of men impersonating meter readers to gain access to your home. If someone is at your door to read your gas, electric or water meter, do not allow them in until you have verified their identification. All meter readers should be driving a truck with the logo of their respective companies clearly visible. If you are still unsure, do not hesitate to call the utility before letting them into your home. National Fuel can be reached at 686-6123, NYSE&G at 1-800-572-1111, and Erie County Water Authority at 849-8444.From Fire Chief Alan WiebergGoing above and beyond to help others….The latest project for the Sloan Fire Department is near completion, setting up a SEFU equipped vehicle. SEFU (Storm Emergency Fire Unit) can be described as a four wheel drive vehicle with a self-sufficient crew and collection of equipment used for various tasks in storm damaged areas. Some equipment included on the truck would be SCBA’s (airpacks), chainsaw, pump, generators, fire extinguishers, EMS equipment and last but not least, trained firefighters.When natural disasters occur, the state will issue requests for SEFU units to deploy in the storm damaged areas. Our firefighters would volunteer their time (in some cases even take time off from their jobs) to travel to these areas and help those in need. Assignments during such deployments may range from clearing trees from roadways, providing lighting when power is out, helping evacuate residents, or assisting local fire departments who may be inundated with calls.We all have experienced the challenges in our neighborhoods during major storms and now we are prepared to help others when they need assistance.Sloan SeniorsAre you a senior looking for something to do during the week? Why not join the Sloan Seniors for some fun activities and friendship? You, or your spouse, must be at least 55 years young but are not required to be a Village resident. Our doors open at 9:30am every Monday through Friday at the Community Center at 140 Halstead Avenue. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, BINGO is played at 10:45. On Wednesdays, we have low-impact exercise starting at 10:00 and POKEENO at 12:30. We also participate in the Erie County Nutrition Program, where you can purchase a hot, well-balanced lunch for just a $3.00 donation.Every month, the Sloan Seniors take a trip or attend a theatre production. On February 24th, we are traveling to Erie, Pennsylvania and trying our luck at the Presque Isle casino. Upcoming trips include lunch and theatre production of “Columbo” at Desiderio’s on Broadway (March 23rd); an April 4th trip to the Broadway Market for Easter shopping and good eats at Pott’s Deli; a day in the southern tier- lunch at Sprague Farms and a few hours at Allegany Casino in Salamanca (April 28th). Stop in and join in a card game, take a spin on the recumbent bike and make some friends!Anyone interested, call Helen or Ed at 897-1389 for more information. Street light out near your home? Call 897-1560 or send an email to email@example.com. Be sure to include the pole number or the street address so NYSE&G knows which pole to fix