Maziarz says he’s happy Holley and Brockport projects were funded

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 December 2013 at 12:00 am

File photo by Tom Rivers – Holley’s Canal Park will be upgraded with help through a state grant.

State Sen. George Maziarz is pleased to see two projects in the eastern end of his Senate district were funded in the Regional Economic Development Council Awards announced on Wednesday.

The state approved $65,776 to the Village of Holley for the Holley Canal Park Improvement Project, which includes improvements to the existing gazebo, pavilions, and stone paths. New elements of the park will include new tree planting, installation of grills and picnic tables, fire pits, and the purchase of new equipment to maintain the park.

“The Holley award will result in lasting improvements to the Canal Park for all to enjoy,” said Maziarz, R-Newfane. “This park will be more user-friendly and accommodating to boaters, bicyclists, and the community at large.”

The Village of Brockport in Monroe County was approved for a $200,000 Main Street Revitalization Project. These funds will assist the owners of mixed-use buildings to complete commercial and residential renovation projects, and perform streetscape enhancements in the village’s downtown business district.

“The awards announced today will help launch key community development projects in our canal villages,” Maziarz said. “These awards go to show that projects in rural areas can have just as much merit as those in suburban and urban regions. The funded projects will help transform the quality of life for local residents.”

Orleans Hub will have more stories on the grants and how Orleans County is faring on a per capita basis to other nearby counties. We would like to see more on these funds go to projects in Orleans County.