$255K in pothole aid coming to Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 April 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – West Park Street in Albion shows wear and tear from a tough winter.

The new state budget includes $40 million to help municipalities patch roads after the harsh winter. Orleans County municipalities will receive about $250,000 of the “Extreme Winter Recovery Grants,” state Sen. George Maziarz announced today.

The county, villages and towns in Orleans County already receive about $2.5 million in state money through the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program or CHIPS. Those state funds help municipalities with surface improvements on locally-controlled thoroughfares.

In this year’s budget, between CHIPs increases and the EWR grants, Orleans County local governments received aid increases of between 9 percent and 12 percent over last year, Maziarz said.

“As Orleans County residents know, this last winter did a lot of damage to our streets and roads,” Maziarz said.  “As a result, we are driving record amounts of aid to local governments so we can help them fix potholes and patch road surfaces. I made this a priority in our budget negotiations and I’m glad we were successful.”

Below is a list of Orleans County municipalities and the street repair funding they are receiving this year:

Municipality CHIPS EWR Total
Orleans County $1,290,797 $115,599 $1,406,396
Albion $61,020 $6,990 $68,010
Barre $153,804 $18,062 $171,866
Carlton $122,768 $14,335 $137,103
Clarendon $105,954 $12,443 $118,397
Gaines $40,092 $4,592 $44,684
Kendall $66,309 $7,390 $73,699
Murray $71,998 $8,262 $80,260
Ridgeway $117,102 $13,517 $130,619
Shelby $111,527 $13,035 $124,562
Yates $88,646 $10,172 $98,818
Albion $99,655 $11,221 $110,876
Holley $26,887 $2,940 $29,827
Lyndonville $17,344 $1,948 $19,292
Medina $138,142 $15,491 $153,633
Total $2,512,044 $255,996 $2,768,040