Committee’s purpose: This Committee will take a fresh look at a wide variety of topics to ensure that our city governance is equitable and inclusive for all our citizens.


           Charter Review Public Meeting October 18th @ 6:30PM in the Common Council Chambers



                        Charter Revision Committee-CITY CHARTER Proposed Revisions.pdf

                                North Tonawanda Charter PowerPoint WEBSITE VERSION.pptx

Meeting Agendas: 

Agenda 10/19/22

Agenda 11/2/22

Agenda 11/16/22

Agenda 11/29/22

Agenda 1/11/23

Agenda 2/8/23


Meeting Minutes:

Minutes 10/19/22

Minutes 11/2/22

MInutes 11/16/22

Mintues 11/29/22

Minutes 1/25/23

Minutes 3-22-23.pdf

Minutes 4-5-2023.pdf




2023- Charter Recommendations-Letter of Intent.pdf


Charter Revision Timeline:

Charter Revision Timeline




Karl Bauer ([email protected])

  • 35 years advanced manufacturing experience on the production of plastics molded parts, primarily medical and automotive
  • BS Industrial Technology; Associates Degree in Math/Science
  • 7 years President of Twin Cities Meals on Wheels; continuing service on Board of Directors
  • Board Member of Twin Cities Community Outreach
  • Avid Blues music fan – served on Board of that organization
  • Scout Leader - 9 years


Darlene Bolsover ([email protected], [email protected])

  • Currently employed - At Home Health Care Provider, DAV
  • NT High School, U.S. Army, Nutritional Specialist, Practical Nurse, Lay Guardian
  • Associate in Applied Science, Medical Reimbursement and Coding
  • Treasurer SHSO; Share Decision Making Member – Spruce Elementary; President PTA-NT Middle School; American Legion Post; Ladies Aux VFW
  • Reading, family, and friends, traveling


Daniel Brick ([email protected])

  • Attorney in private practice, Brick, Brick & Elmer, PC.; former Acting City Judge-North Tonawanda City Court
  • J.D. Degree SUNY at Buffalo Law School; BA Economics University of Notre Dame
  • Crew Leader Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity/Jimmy Carter work Project
  • Volunteering, farming, and gardening


Dave Burgio ([email protected])

  • Commercial Contractor, Company founder
  • Former Mayor, North Tonawanda
  • Public school, aircraft mechanics
  • US Air Force – 4 years 
  • President, Project Pride
  • Family, good government, friends


April Carere ([email protected])

  • Retired NT Teacher; Adjunct Professor, SUNY Fredonia
  • BA Music Education SUNY Fredonia; MA Education, SUNY Fredonia
  • Former President Niagara County Music Educator’s Association
  • Music, reading, cooking, family, teaching


Lou DalPorto ([email protected])

  • Labor Relations Representative, NYS United Teachers
  • MA Public Policy, SUNY Albany; BA Political Science, Niagara University
  • 3x on Charter Review Committee; ran for NT City Council in 2005; prior member of NT Democratic Committee; prior NT girls’ soccer coach 
  • Politics, hiking/walking, Bills/Sabres, Trivia contests, drumming


Jerry DiVirgilio ([email protected])


Vince Ginestre ([email protected])

  • Attorney, Private Practice, North Tonawanda
  • BA, University at Buffalo, JD Degree - University of Notre Dame
  • Past member: Board of Trustees - Cardinal O’Hara High School, Boys and Girls Club of the Tonawandas, Niagara Community College; Member of First Charter Revision Committee; Past member and office of the Renaissance Club
  • Travel and golf


Ellen Hutton ([email protected])


Chet Klimek ([email protected])

  • Recent retiree with 25 years information technology management experience in higher education
  • MPA, Syracuse University’s Maxwell School
  • Former NT School Board President, Cub Scout Leader, and city hall official
  • Leisure reading, live music events, gardening, and fly-fishing


John Snopkowski ([email protected])

  • Police officer twenty years
  • Air National Guard 4 years
  • Sports, hunting, motorcycle riding


DeeDee Soemann ([email protected])

  • Market Development Manager, PepsiCo, Inc. 
  • North Tonawanda resident 14 years
  • Erie County Community College
  • Volunteer with 4DNT committee for New Year’s Eve Drop festivities
  • Loves being a grandmother to 4 amazing grandchildren


Susan Gosch Taylor ([email protected])

  • Retired Human Resources executive with pharmaceutical company
  • MBA Nova Southeastern University; BS Economics SUNY Fredonia
  • Volunteer NT History Museum; former Board Member-American Heart Association; volunteer- Sacred Heart School; former community rowing team member
  • Spending time with daughter, family, reading, traveling


Kate Wistner ([email protected])

  • Senior Cyber security Legal and Regulatory Risk Analyst
  • BA Political Science; J.D. Degree University at Buffalo
  • Current member of NT Zoning Board of Appeals; active church member; volunteer tax preparer; helps pro se litigants file court documents
  • Likes to travel and spend time with family


Donald Wittcop ([email protected])

  • Chef/owner of Twisted Temaki
  • AA degree Accounting
  • Member of TECG Lions Club; volunteer at Herschel Carousel Museum; Planter Sponsor Project Pride NT, Sponsor for COT Neighbors
  • Enjoys musical theatre, reading, fishing