Ortt delivers $85K in grants for cultural programs and law enforcement

Posted 21 September 2015 at 12:00 am

Provided photos – State Sen. Robert Ortt stopped by Hoag Library in Albion today to present ceremonial checks for $35,000 to four public libraries in Orleans County, plus $15,000 for the Medina Railroad Museum. Pictured at Hoag Library, from left, include: Betty Sue Miller, interim director of Hoag Library; Sandra Shaw, director of Community Free Library in Holley; Catherine Cooper, director of Lee-Whedon Memorial Library in Medina; Senator Robert Ortt; Emily Cebula, director of Yates Community Library in Lyndonville; and Hugh James, treasurer of Medina Railroad Museum.

Pictured at the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office in Albion, from left, include: Holley Police Officer Peter Colombo; Orleans County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tom Drennan; Medina Police Chief Jose Avila; Senator Ortt; Albion Police Chief Roland Nenni; Orleans County District Attorney’s Office 1st Assistant DA Susan Howard.

Press Release
State Sen. Robert Ortt

ALBION – State Sen. Rob Ortt (R – North Tonawanda) today delivered a total of $85,000 to the Medina Railroad Museum, public libraries and law enforcement agencies throughout Orleans County.

The senator secured the money as part of the 2015-16 State Budget.

Senator Ortt presented the Medina Railroad Museum with a $15,000 check to support its educational, cultural, and recreational programming.

The Orleans County libraries received a total of $35,000 to assist with educational services and programming, materials, renovation projects, operations, or events that serve the community.

The amount of Senate grant money to the county libraries is as follows: Hoag Library, $20,000; Community Free Library, $5,000; Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, $5,000;and Yates Community Library, $5,000.

Ortt also secured funds for law enforcement agencies to help fight against crime, operate more effectively and efficiently, and aid emergency services and public safety measures.

The amount of Senate grant money to law enforcement is as follows: Orleans County Sheriff’s Office, $10,000; Orleans County District Attorney’s Office, $10,000; Albion Police Department, $5,000; Holley Police Department, $5,000; Medina Police Department, $5,000.