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Niagara Falls City Council notebook

   Thanks for joining us last night for the live blog of the Niagara Falls City Council meeting. You can read the full story about what the city's doing to prepare for Nik Wallenda's high-wire stunt here

   Here's some other news and notes from the meeting:

   -Dave Pfeiffer, president of Man O'Trees, the West Seneca company tasked with reconstructing Lewiston Road, did not speak at the meeting as scheduled. Pfeiffer will speak at the May 29 meeting, City Council Chiarman Sam Fruscione said.

   Pfeiffer has had disagreements with the city over the delayed project, and also recently backed out of a plan to redevelop Buffalo's Outer Harbor. City lawmakers are hoping to get some answers from him about where the project stands. Also hinging on Pfeiffer's company is the Tenth Street reconstruction project near Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

   -Contractor Mark Cerrone has experienced delays with his replacement of the CSX bridge over Lewiston Road, a key part of the city's plan to build a $44 million Amtrak station and international railway hub. Because of cold and wet weather, the project will be delayed 97 days, and Mayor Paul A. Dyster said it should be completed in early 2014 rather than late 2013.

   -The council voted not to give a $5,000 contribution to Niagara Falls State Park for a Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra concert this summer. Fruscione said the park has "not been a good partner" with the city.

   -News Niagara Reporter Charlie Specht

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