Brutus has been granted a combined $360,500 for two town projects through New York state Regional Economic Development Council awards program.
Brutus’ grants, among 110 additional projects awarded in the program’s Central New York region, include an Aqueduct Park project and a study of the feasibility of a shared municipal building with the village of Weedsport.
Aqueduct Park Pier and Spillway Reconstruction Project
This project was granted $352,000 by the REDC’s Environmental Protection Fund Grants Program and will restore the historic Centreport Aqueduct. The restoration is an essential piece to a larger Erie Canal rewatering project, which also received a REDC award, led by Port Byron and shared with Brutus and Mentz. The aqueduct’s collapsed piers and spillway will be repaired and reconstructed, wood foundations will be stabilized with new planks, and the stilling basin upstream from the spillway will be reestablished.