Cuomo expected to announce $15 million for lakeshore projects in Orleans
YOUNGSTOWN – Gov. Andrew Cuomo this morning will be at Fort Niagara in Youngstown where he is expected to announce funding to protect assets along the lakeshore in Orleans and Niagara counties.
Cuomo will be at the Port of Rochester this afternoon to announce funding for Lake Ontario projects in Monroe County.
The governor formed the Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Commission, which has been tasked with divvying up $300 million in funding for eight counties in the state.
The commission identified $30 million of projects in both Orleans and Niagara counties. The governor today is expected to announce which projects will be funded.
Lynne Johnson, Orleans County Legislature chairwoman, said on Tuesday night that she expects $15 million will be coming to Orleans County. She will be among the local officials at Fort Niagara this morning for the governor’s announcement.
The state is making money available to protect public resources, such as sewer plants, roads and parks. There will also be funding for economic assets, such as marinas and campgrounds.
Click here to see a previous article about the projects under consideration in Orleans County.