Tonawanda News — Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced this week that a City of Tonawanda sewer project will be included in the county consortium’s 2014 Community Development Block Grant application.
The application, which will be submitted to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development and Approval, includes a request for $100,000 for the sewer relining of James Street and Franklin Street.
“The Community Development Block Grant Awards are meant to spur communities to invest in projects that improve the infrastructure and quality of life in our cities and towns,” Poloncarz said in a statement. “These funds, leveraged with other funding secured by the municipalities involved, provide the impetus for improvements all around Erie County.
The Erie County Consortium consists of 34 municipalities located outside Buffalo and first-ring suburbs. Nine projects are included in the application, and they include a variety of building improvements, public infrastructure and park improvements that benefit low-income and moderate-income residents.The application asks for $1,023,172 for all nine projects.
Other initiatives in the application include a senior van for the Town of Grand Island and the Town of Concord’s senior center construction.
A 15-member selection committee, including 12 supervisors and mayors from consortium communities, reviewed a total of 37 projects before making its selection.