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Niagara River Greenway Commission determines consistency with Wilson project

by jmaloni
Wed, Sep 19th 2012 12:20 pm

The Niagara River Greenway Commission has announced the vote on project consistency as determined by the commissioners for the 29th round of projects submitted to the Greenway board.

Projects were submitted on July 17, and the votes were taken Wednesday during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Greenway Commission. The subjective evaluation of projects was based on the principals, goals and criteria that define the Niagara River Greenway Plan.

The following project sponsors and respective projects were determined consistent:

•Town of Wilson - Wilson Harbor revitalization.

For the following project, a non-decision was reached resulting in a lost vote:

•Historical Society of North German Settlements in WNY - The Haseley Einhaus reconstruction.

Once the Niagara River Greenway Commission has issued a finding of consistency with the Niagara River Greenway Plan, project sponsors are responsible for funding arrangements. Funding requests can be made through conventional grant and endowment sources, as well as the various Greenway standing committees.

The 30th round of project determinations will be made on Nov. 20. Those projects will be on the Niagara River Greenway website, www.niagaragreenway.org, on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Public comment on those projects will be accepted until Oct. 31, and may be submitted at the website, www.niagaragreenway.org, or by mail to Niagara River Greenway, 2136 West Oakfield Road, Grand Island, NY 14072. All projects and submission dates for future determinations are also available on the website.

To review the approved Niagara River Greenway Plan and generic environmental impact statement, or to learn more information about the Greenway Commission, visit www.niagaragreenway.org.

The Niagara River Greenway Commission is a public benefit corporation established by Chapter 460 of the laws of 2004, and charged with the planning and development of a greenway of interconnected parks, river access points and waterfront trails along the Niagara River from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario at the site of the historic Fort Niagara.

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