Medina Journal-Register — Included in the Regional Economic Development Council Awards announced Wednesday is a project in the Village of Holley.
The Holley Canal Park Improvement Project was awarded $65,776. Project activities include improvements to the existing gazebo, pavilions, and stone paths. New elements of the park will include new tree planting, installation of grills and picnic tables, fire pits, and the purchase of new equipment to maintain the park.
Senator George Maziarz (R-Newfane) said, “The awards announced today will help launch key community development projects in our canal villages. These awards go to show that projects in rural areas can have just as much merit as those in suburban and urban regions. The funded projects will help transform the quality of life for local residents.”
“The Holley award will result in lasting improvements to the Canal Park for all to enjoy. This park will be more user-friendly and accommodating to boaters, bicyclists, and the community at large,” Senator Maziarz added.
A number of other Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development engines with Orleans County ties also have been awarded grant funding. They include the Geva Theatre Center ($74,000), the Arts Council for Wyoming County (part of the GLOW region, $62,050), Community Action of Genesee and Orleans Counties ($46,680), Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper ($507,830) and the New York Wine and Grape Foundation ($124,307).