Councilman Flynn

Councilman Flynn Town Councilman in Orchard Park, New York Liaison to:

Conservation Board
Architectural Overlay District Board
Ethics Board
Historic Preservation Board
Library Board
Village of Orchard Park
Employee Safety and Training Committee
Tree Conservancy and Planting Committees
Refuse and Recycling
Parks Department
Recreation Department
Highway Department
Building and Grounds Department
Compost Facility

Operating as usual

12/25/2021

Merry Christmas!

“A few months ago, Flynn said he wasn’t sure if the eyes of Washington, D.C., would fall on Orchard Park, but said what ...
12/23/2021
Town council finishes off run as two-member board | Orchard Park Bee

“A few months ago, Flynn said he wasn’t sure if the eyes of Washington, D.C., would fall on Orchard Park, but said what he and Majchrzak were able to do proves that compromise and the Democratic process can still be accomplished.

“Yes, absolutely,” said Majchrzak, who said it disappoints him that this type of working relationship can’t be found on the federal level, regardless of who’s controlling what.

“This is the way it’s supposed to work. It’s not always going to be pretty. You’re not always going to agree on everything, but you can be professional and courteous. You can have your disagreements, but continue to work towards a better end for all.”

Fourteen months ago, Councilman Eugene Majchrzak and Councilman Conor Flynn started out on an unprecedented journey for the Town Board – they would be the first two individuals to ever serve on a two-

My degree is in cell and developmental biology. I work in the clinical research field. But, don’t just trust me on getti...
12/22/2021

My degree is in cell and developmental biology. I work in the clinical research field. But, don’t just trust me on getting a booster. Trust the scientists that work on this every day.

From Nature magazine, one of the most well-respected journals in the field: every vaccine loses effectiveness over time.

It takes 10 minutes to get your shot at UB’s South Campus, no appointment needed.

My degree is in cell and developmental biology. I work in the clinical research field. But, don’t just trust me on getting a booster. Trust the scientists that work on this every day.

From Nature magazine, one of the most well-respected journals in the field: every vaccine loses effectiveness over time.

It takes 10 minutes to get your shot at UB’s South Campus, no appointment needed.

This is not about city vs. suburbs. This is about what’s best for the community as a whole. Instead of competing against...
12/21/2021
WATCH: Gov. Hochul says state is OK with Orchard Park as location for new Bills stadium

This is not about city vs. suburbs. This is about what’s best for the community as a whole. Instead of competing against each other, we need to understand that as a region, we are competing against other metros across the country. I know that the state, county, and Bills organization understand that and are going to do what’s best for the community.

It’s time to move forward with the Town stadium advisory committee that I outlined several months ago.

(WIVB) – There appears to be very little doubt now that a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills will not be built near downtown Buffalo, but instead on Abbot Road across the Highmark Stadium in O…

We were at Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo a few weeks ago for a family medical emergency. Beds were in the hallways in ...
12/21/2021
New York | Covid-19 Vaccine

We were at Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo a few weeks ago for a family medical emergency. Beds were in the hallways in the ER because all of the rooms were filled. Some patients that needed care couldn’t be seen right away. The nursing staff was heroic. ICU beds were filled.

The reason? A surge in COVID patients. You don’t truly understand what our healthcare workers are going through until you see it firsthand.

It’s your personal choice whether to get vaccinated. I’m not going to tell you that you have to. But if you don’t want to get vaccinated to protect yourself, please consider getting vaccinated to protect your family, neighbors, and our healthcare workers.

If you’re having trouble finding an appointment, consider going to the NYS Vaccine Site at UB South. No appointment needed - you can WALK IN.

12/16/2021

Happy to announce that $1.0 million has been awarded through BridgeNY to the Town of Orchard Park for the replacement of the Dennis Road culvert carrying the East Tributary to South Branch of Smokes Creek!

12/06/2021

Go Bills.

11/28/2021

Happy Hanukkah! 🕎

11/20/2021

Met with newly-elected Councilmember Scott Honer this morning. Great guy that you can tell cares deeply about his community. Excited to get to work with him!

I need the community’s input. One of the best parts of participating in the Smart Growth America Champion’s Institute is...
11/19/2021
South Bend, IN demonstration project: Neighborhood traffic calming - Smart Growth America

I need the community’s input.

One of the best parts of participating in the Smart Growth America Champion’s Institute is the opportunity to conduct a real-world temporary demonstration project to test how well traffic calming measures may work in target areas before making an investment. A good example of what these demonstration projects look like is available in the link below (Secretary Pete Buttigieg initiated this project in South Bend, Indiana, when he was still “Mayor Pete.”

I have a few ideas of my own for target areas, but I’d like your input as well. Please let me know in the comments below or by emailing me at [email protected] about target areas that you think might be a good idea for slowing traffic and/or increasing walkability.

To address recurring, dangerous speeding problems on neighborhood streets, the City of South Bend launched a demonstration project to test out traffic-calming tools they had never used before including traffic circles, chicanes, and bump outs. They worked closely with the local community to decide w...

BIG NEWS!One of the perks of being an elected official is the relationships you develop with powerful people. One of the...
11/18/2021

BIG NEWS!

One of the perks of being an elected official is the relationships you develop with powerful people. One of the most rewarding relationships I’ve developed is with Santa Claus.

With postal delays expected, we have been working together to partner on a more efficient and effective way to get letters to the North Pole in time for Christmas.

Orchard Park residents: Please send your letters to Santa using the designated mailbox in the Orchard Park Municipal Building, 4295 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park, NY 14127. If you include a return address, he may even reply.

Due to favorable rates we have been able to negotiate, no stamps are required for these letters.

Please share with your friends!

BIG NEWS!

One of the perks of being an elected official is the relationships you develop with powerful people. One of the most rewarding relationships I’ve developed is with Santa Claus.

With postal delays expected, we have been working together to partner on a more efficient and effective way to get letters to the North Pole in time for Christmas.

Orchard Park residents: Please send your letters to Santa using the designated mailbox in the Orchard Park Municipal Building, 4295 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park, NY 14127. If you include a return address, he may even reply.

Due to favorable rates we have been able to negotiate, no stamps are required for these letters.

Please share with your friends!

Did you know you can get E-Books and books on tape from the Orchard Park Public Library?Get the Libby app today! More in...
11/16/2021
Download the Libby App: ebooks & audiobooks FREE from your library

Did you know you can get E-Books and books on tape from the Orchard Park Public Library?

Get the Libby app today! More information below.

All you need is a library card to access ebooks, audiobooks and more for free! Read & listen to books with just a tap in our award-winning app! Need a library card? Libby may be able to help!

11/14/2021

Go Bills.

Thank you to those that have served our country.
11/11/2021

Thank you to those that have served our country.

Thank you to those that have served our country.

11/07/2021

This is not Orchard Park.

Let’s make access to schools safer for our kids! The Town has applied to the state to help fund several sidewalk project...
11/04/2021
Sign the Petition

Let’s make access to schools safer for our kids! The Town has applied to the state to help fund several sidewalk projects near schools in Town. Show your support below!

Thank you Andy Gernold for organizing the petition.

We Want Sidewalks for OPHS

11/04/2021

Don’t worry guys. Every day I wake up and get to serve the residents of the great State of New York, and every night I get to come home and serve the residents of our great Town. And my wife just beat cancer. I’m the happiest man alive.

The only way you could make my life miserable is if you moved where I sit on the dais away from the police chief as I enjoy talking to him during breaks.

Congrats on your win and I look forward to working with all of you moving forward!

As a member of this year’s class of the Smart Growth America Champions Institute, I am eligible to use the CDC’s “Active...
11/01/2021

As a member of this year’s class of the Smart Growth America Champions Institute, I am eligible to use the CDC’s “Active People, Healthy Nation” design element for New York State on Town materials.

I’m proposing that the Town of Orchard Park pass a non-binding Active People, Healthy Nation resolution at this Wednesday’s Town Board meeting to evidence our commitment to Orchard Park Recreation and healthy lifestyles. Passing the resolution would also make us eligible for an Orchard Park-specific design element that we could use on Town materials.

Fun fact: Thackery Binx, from Hocus Pocus, and Salem, from Sabrina the Teenage Witch, are played by the exact same anima...
10/31/2021

Fun fact: Thackery Binx, from Hocus Pocus, and Salem, from Sabrina the Teenage Witch, are played by the exact same animatronic cat.

Have a happy and safe Halloween 🎃 👻!

(And squish the 🐬).

Thank you Governor Kathy Hochul! Too often we add documents at the last minute at Town Board meetings. This is a disserv...
10/29/2021
Governor Hochul Signs Legislation Requiring Advance Release of Documents Discussed at Public Meetings | Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.

Thank you Governor Kathy Hochul!

Too often we add documents at the last minute at Town Board meetings. This is a disservice to the public and creates an opportunity for bad decision making. At the last Town Board meeting the agenda that I printed off at 11 am was different from the meeting agenda, causing me to have to retrieve a current copy from the audience.

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I get messages like this from residents all the time. Recreation and child care opportunities for young families are a N...
10/27/2021

I get messages like this from residents all the time. Recreation and child care opportunities for young families are a NEED, not a want.

Ed Leak and his Recreation Department do an incredible job serving Town residents, and as a Town Board we need to give our Recreation Department the resources to continue that service.

As a Town, we need to recognize that we are competing against other towns and cities for young families. Young families will be here for decades. As a Town Board, we need to do a better job of offering resources to these families, many of which have two working parents, so that they can be successful Orchard Park residents for years to come.

How do you think the Town can help young working families? Let me know in the comments below.

Excited to return budgetary authority to Town Board. From this week’s Orchard Park Sun.
10/24/2021

Excited to return budgetary authority to Town Board. From this week’s Orchard Park Sun.

Excited to return budgetary authority to Town Board. From this week’s Orchard Park Sun.

10/24/2021

Reminder: Starting TODAY you need to dial 716 before any number in the 716 area code.

Happy to support GOBike Buffalo’s Bike Buffalo Niagara Plan. I look forward to working with GOBike to develop the Orchar...
10/21/2021

Happy to support GOBike Buffalo’s Bike Buffalo Niagara Plan. I look forward to working with GOBike to develop the Orchard Park section of the ECRT rail trail, which will provide incredible bicycling opportunities for Orchard Park residents.

Happy to support GOBike Buffalo’s Bike Buffalo Niagara Plan. I look forward to working with GOBike to develop the Orchard Park section of the ECRT rail trail, which will provide incredible bicycling opportunities for Orchard Park residents.

“What keeps me going every day and gets me excited to do this job is the hopeful outlook and unlimited opportunities thi...
10/14/2021
Flynn speaks on ma*****na issue; says he's undecided on allowing or opting out of on-site consumption licenses | Orchard Park Bee

“What keeps me going every day and gets me excited to do this job is the hopeful outlook and unlimited opportunities this town offers. It’s true, there are some that reject Orchard Park moving forward into the 21st century, and that hate me for my support of it,” Flynn said. “Despite my slightly less cynical view of progress, I value their opinions, as I do the opinions of all town residents, and I look forward on working with them on making this town the best version of itself possible.”

The Oct. 6 town board meeting marked the first time in months that a resident didn't address Councilman Conor Flynn about his stance on ma*****na. Even though no one brought it up during public c

10/11/2021

On Thursday night I developed a very high fever. Friday morning I got a COVID test and today that came back positive. Am very thankful to be vaccinated and now only experiencing minor symptoms.

If you haven’t yet, get vaccinated!

It is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year, it’s personal for me. Less than 10% of all breast cancer diagnoses in th...
10/10/2021

It is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year, it’s personal for me.

Less than 10% of all breast cancer diagnoses in the United States are in women under 40. While less frequent, when diagnosed under 40 the prognosis is usually worse: Breast cancer phenotypes in younger women are usually more aggressive, like with Ann’s diagnosis, or metastatic, and women under 40 generally have worse survival rates compared to older women.

Much of the outreach you’ll see this month is a reminder to go and get a mammogram. Most women are not eligible for a mammogram until age 40. If you’re younger than age 40, start a regular habit of self-checks, and if you feel something unusual, ask for an ultrasound. Ann had no symptoms and no know risk factors when she found her lump, and her self check likely saved her life.

No matter your age, if you have ever been told you have dense breast tissue, ask for an ultrasound, rather than a mammogram. Even after Ann’s golf-ball-sized tumor was determined to be cancerous, it could not be detected on a mammogram due to the density of the surrounding tissue.

More information here: https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam/

It is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year, it’s personal for me.

Less than 10% of all breast cancer diagnoses in the United States are in women under 40. While less frequent, when diagnosed under 40 the prognosis is usually worse: Breast cancer phenotypes in younger women are usually more aggressive, like with Ann’s diagnosis, or metastatic, and women under 40 generally have worse survival rates compared to older women.

Much of the outreach you’ll see this month is a reminder to go and get a mammogram. Most women are not eligible for a mammogram until age 40. If you’re younger than age 40, start a regular habit of self-checks, and if you feel something unusual, ask for an ultrasound. Ann had no symptoms and no know risk factors when she found her lump, and her self check likely saved her life.

No matter your age, if you have ever been told you have dense breast tissue, ask for an ultrasound, rather than a mammogram. Even after Ann’s golf-ball-sized tumor was determined to be cancerous, it could not be detected on a mammogram due to the density of the surrounding tissue.

More information here: https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam/

10/07/2021

My comments from tonight’s Town Board meeting, in thread format. The thread is long; grab a coffee (preferably from a local business like SPoT Coffee OP).

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Anyone that has attended Town Board meetings over the past few months will know that the subject of ma*****na is a frequent topic of conversation. Several months ago I said that I didn’t see myself being in favor of opting out of ma*****na dispensaries and on-site consumption licenses in the Town of Orchard Park. This is what open, honest, and accountable government looks like: Presenting the issues early in the process so that Town residents can give their input.

And give their input they have: whether through speaking at Town Board meetings, responding to online surveys, or emailing my office, Town residents have had ample opportunity to express their feelings on this important topic.

Some of the feedback that I’ve received, however, makes it clear that there appears to be a sizable number of residents that don’t fully comprehend what authority the Town has on this issue or what my role as an individual Councilmember is. I hope to provide some clarity on those issues this evening.

I was concerned by an exchange several weeks ago where the Town was trying to restrict the speech of a resident simply b...
10/05/2021

I was concerned by an exchange several weeks ago where the Town was trying to restrict the speech of a resident simply because he was also a candidate for office, a 1st Amendment concern.

I am proposing that the Town adopt official rules for the public comment period.

I was concerned by an exchange several weeks ago where the Town was trying to restrict the speech of a resident simply because he was also a candidate for office, a 1st Amendment concern.

I am proposing that the Town adopt official rules for the public comment period.

Nothing beats Orchard Park for watching the Bills, but it’s a road game for me today. At Jackson’s in Denver, a fantasti...
10/03/2021

Nothing beats Orchard Park for watching the Bills, but it’s a road game for me today. At Jackson’s in Denver, a fantastic Bills Backers bar!

Nothing beats Orchard Park for watching the Bills, but it’s a road game for me today. At Jackson’s in Denver, a fantastic Bills Backers bar!

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