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Dundee, Yates County awarded state grants

Two announcements from Albany last week bring news of state funds for local projects.

The Village of Dundee will receive a grant for over $2 million to make improvements in the village’s waste water treatment plant and collection system improvements.

Also, $869,000 was awarded to Yates County for a bridge East Sherman Hollow Road over Sugar Creek.

State Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano announced the grant to Dundee and more than $57 million to Southern Tier and Finger Lakes as part of the latest round of state grant funding under New York’s “Water Infrastructure Improvement Act” program.

In a joint statement, O’Mara and Palmesano said, “It continues to be important that the state is taking steps to distribute this vital funding as quickly as possible to help localities across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, and statewide, undertake critical water infrastructure improvement projects. We are hopeful that ongoing state assistance will prove successful in helping localities complete vital projects including sewer and pipeline repairs. We’re also hopeful that it can represent a long-term model for how the state-local partnership can be strengthened for the good of local environments, local economies, and local property taxpayers by helping municipalities meet critical infrastructure needs while remaining within the property tax cap.”

The bridge grant is part of the BRIDGE-NY program of the state budget to help localities complete bridge and culvert rehabilitation and replacement projects.

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