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Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee to meet March 24

by jmaloni


Mon, Mar 16th 2015 04:45 pm

The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the Electric Tower Building, 535 Washington St. (second-floor glass conference room), Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public.

The meeting agenda includes announcements of awards on proposals under consideration for this round of funding.

The committee is comprised of one representative from Erie County, the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and the New York Power Authority.

All applications for consideration at the meeting are listed below, were submitted by the Jan. 26 deadline and reviewed at the Buffalo and Erie County Standing Committee meeting Feb. 24.

2015 Project Application Listing & Sponsor

  • Cazenovia Community Boating Center phase three - Francis Folsom Cleveland fair weather inlet: Cazenovia Community Resource Center
  • Niagara River and Erie Canal signage expansion project: The Historical Society of the Tonawandas
  • Intermodal transit hub: City of Tonawanda
  • Riverside Park - south loop trail project: Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
  • Cazenovia Park - shoreline and trail rehabilitation project: Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
  • Delaware Park - Scajaquada Trail - Point of the Meadow project: Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
  • Revitalization and waterfront access enhancement strategy - Erie County park and trail system along the Niagara: County of Erie
  • Tribute garden enhancement and beautification project: County of Erie
  • Black Rock Canal Park improvements - phase three: County of Erie
  • LaSalle Park improvements: City of Buffalo
  • Buffalo River Fest Park comfort station, signage and cameras: Valley Community Association
  • South Buffalo Lighthouse restoration and reuse project: Buffalo Lighthouse Association

Guidelines and instructions for projects seeking funding from the committee are posted at niagara.nypa.gov. Project submission questions should be directed to Carol Jasen Sampson, community relations representative, NYPA, at [email protected].

The Buffalo and Erie County Standing Committee receives funds from the Power Authority as part of a settlement agreement in 2007 related to the 50-year license received by NYPA for the Niagara hydroelectric power plant in 2007. The committee will receive $2 million a year during the license term.

NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. NYPA uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower.

For more information, visit www.nypa.gov.

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