While the Niagara River Greenway Commission attempts to reach consensus on the rules for the committee that commands $3 million in annual spending on Niagara River Greenway projects, there has been a different battle brewing below the surface.
Niagara Times has learned that an internal struggle between Niagara County's ad hoc committee to review proposals for Greenway funding and to determine which proposals will be submitted to the commission for approval and County Manager Greg Lewis has been ongoing for some time. Apparently, while the committee has been working together towards agreement on how the annual payout will be distributed, Lewis has been coming up with his own list of projects to fund, and in the process, attempting to supercede the authority of the committee.
Niagara County's portion of the $3 million, $390,000 each year, is for development along the county's Greenway trails. They include the Erie Canal, county winetrails, Lake Ontario and the Niagara River.
Once again, we need to point out that Lewis thinks he is charged with running Niagara County. Folks, we elected 19 people to represent us. Right or wrong, good or bad, they are the ones who are responsible to the people who put them in office. Lewis is a fly-by-night wannabe brought in by the Dems in 2003 to close Mt. View. He answers to no one and doesn't believe he should answer to anyone. It's time the County Legislature take a look at this embarrassment who appears on LCTV looking like someone who just woke up from sleeping under a bridge. He's not a manager, he's a dictator in sheep's clothing.