Next Meeting for Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee on February 23
February 17, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEWISTON—The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will host a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m. at the Marcy Casino, Hoyt Lake at Delaware Park. The meeting is open to the public.
The meeting agenda includes the committee’s consideration of funding of proposed projects by various local entities:
- Buffalo Urban Development Corporation: Union Ship Canal
- City of Buffalo: LaSalle Park Master Plan Phase II
- Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy: Riverside Concourse
- Riverkeeper: Buffalo Waterfront Access Acquisition Feasibility Study
- Valley Community Association: Buffalo River Fest Park
- Buffalo Museum of Science: Tifft Nature Preserve Sustainability Center Upgrade and Expansion.
The committee is composed of one representative from Erie County, City of Buffalo, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and the New York Power Authority (NYPA).
The Buffalo and Erie County Standing Committee receives funds from NYPA, as part of a settlement agreement related to the 50-year license received by NYPA for the Niagara Power Project in 2007. During the term of the license, the Buffalo and Erie County Standing Committee will receive $2 million a year.
■ The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives. ■ It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.