Holley applies for $2.2 million grant for sidewalks
HOLLEY –Village of Holley leaders say they are making progress to improve sidewalks in the village.
The Board of Trustees on Tuesday evening approved applying for a $2.2 million TAP grant which would help to repair approximately 25,000 linear feet of sidewalks in the village.
Mayor Brian Sorochty said areas targeted for repair encompass both sides of Route 237, Geddes Street from Van Buren to the Public Square, and the northeast quadrant of the village (from Rt. 237 to the lift bridge).
In September, Holley held an informational meeting regarding the grant for residents, who were encouraged to show their support for the effort through letters.
The TAP – Transportation Alternatives Grant – is an 80/20 federal matching grant. Trustees have discussed the possibility that the village’s 20 percent ($455,000) could come from in-kind services from the Department of Public Works.
During the September informational meeting, Tom Lajewski of O’Connell Associates said that if the village is awarded the grant, it could be a couple of years before construction begins.
Meeting today to plan for upcoming community events
Additionally, Mayor Brian Sorochty told Orleans Hub, that the village is hosting a meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Village Offices, 72 Public Square, regarding the upcoming “Festival of Lights” and “June-Fest” events.
Sorochty said village leaders are looking for community participation and hope to form a committee to assist with organizing the events. June-Fest was not held this past June, giving the village time to re-organize the event.