Next Meeting And Agenda Announced
By Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee
November 21, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEWISTON—The next meeting for the Buffalo & Erie
County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be Monday, Dec. 1 at 4
the Marcy Casino, Hoyt Lake at Delaware Park. The meeting is open
to the public.
The meeting agenda includes selection of a fund
trustee, grant administrator and fund depository, and the schedule
of upcoming Standing Committee meetings. 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 Dec. 10 deadline for applications detailing
proposed Greenway projects to be considered for the next round of
funding by the Buffalo & Erie County Standing Committee was
announced in August. Approved projects and funding levels are
expected to be announced on Feb. 10, 2009.
Guidelines and instructions for projects seeking
funding from the Buffalo & Erie County Standing Committee are posted
http://niagara.nypa.gov. Project submission questions should be
directed to Rob Daly, Special Advisor for Relicensing, New York
Power Authority (NYPA) at
The Buffalo & 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 & Erie
County Standing Committee will receive $2 million a year.
This past July, the Buffalo & Erie County Standing
Committee approved its first three projects, which were all deemed
consistent with the Niagara River Greenway Plan, and project funding
levels. The projects are: Shoreline Trail Signage submitted by
Erie County received $205,000, Scajaquada Creekside Trail
Improvements presented by the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy was
given $1,210,467 and Fisherman’s Landing developed by Town of Grand
Island got $400,482.
■ NYPA 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-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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