$9.5 Million Awarded to 23 Chautauqua County Projects

MAYVILLE – Twenty three projects across Chautauqua County have been awarded $9,572,641 through the 2017 Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Awards. Many of the projects are for watershed and wastewater projects.

Among the projects to be funded is $5 million to the county for its Sewer Extension for the West Side of Chautauqua Lake, and $1 million to the Town of Chautauqua for its Chautauqua Heights Sewer District Wastewater Treatment Plant Project.

The Village of Sinclairville is receiving $1 million for water treatment improvements and $450,000 will go to Fredonia for renovations to the Card Seed Company Building.

The Village of Celoron will land $382,680 for Phase IV Design and Construction costs at Lucille Ball Memorial Park.

The Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District will receive $313,890 for the Chadakoin River Watershed and Jamestown Riverwalk Restoration.

The City of Jamestown will get $140,000 for the West-Second Street Public Piazza and Streetscape improvement project.

The Town of Ripley is in store for $240,663 for Ripley Beach Town Park improvements design and construction.

The Southwestern Central School District will get $138,585 for its shared fuel station project. Adult Education Workforce Development at Erie2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES will receive $100,000.

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation will receive $100,000 for its STRIVE 2017 project at 10-12 West Second St.

The Village of Mayville is slated to receive $100,000 for an engineering study for the Mayville Chautauqua Stormwater Management plan.

The county will get $92,511 for the Barcelona Chautauqua Institution Multiuse Trail easements.

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation will get $87,500 for the Jamestown Urban Design Plan 2.0.

The Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District will get $78,022 for the the Chautauqua Lake Watershed Rehabilitation project along Prendergast Creek.

Young Audiences of Western New York, Inc., will receive $75,000 for travelling the Erie Canal 200 Years of Journeys project.

The New York Cider Association will get $67,150 for Craft Beverage Agritourism Cider Week in Western New York.

The Village of Sherman will get $50,000 for its comprehensive assessment sewer study.

The Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District will be given $48,000 for Chautauqua Lake wastewater rehabilitation for the south basin periphery and $33,640 for the north basin periphery.

The Town of Chautauqua is granted $30,000 for the Chautauqua Heights Sewer District inflow and infiltration study.

The Town of Westfield landed $30,000 for its sanitary sewer collection system planning study, phase II project.

The Village of Falconer will get $15,000 for its comprehensive plan for 2017.

“I am especially thrilled to see all of the awards for water and sewer infrastructure that are so important to our local communities and for improving the water quality of Chautauqua Lake. Special thanks go to Governor Cuomo and the WNY REDC for their continued investment in Western New York and Chautauqua County,” County Executive Vince Horigan said. “I congratulate all of the many grant writers and awardees who spent countless hours submitting these fantastic CFA applications. Just one more example of how Chautauqua County is on the move.”

For more information about the awards or the Regional Economic Development Councils, visit http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov .

REDC initiative was established in 2011 by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. It created 10 regional councils across the state to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth in their regions. Today, Cuomo announced the awards presented to each region and the Western New York REDC received $68.8 million for 112 projects across Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara Counties.