Winfield Gets Fire, Water, Records Assistance Grants

 

Organizations in Winfield are in line for state funding requested by Senator James L. Seward as part of the 2005-2006 state budget, Senator Seward announced today. The senate initiatives are intended to help local organizations provide important programs and reduce pressures on local budgets.

AGENCY PROGRAM AMOUNT

Henry Hiteman Engine & Hose Equipment replacements $ 12,000
West Winfield Historical Society Organization of records 6,000
Village of West Winfield Water system improvements 100,000
West Winfield Library Unrestricted 1,000

"The funding helps local programs and meets locally identified community needs that would not be possible without state assistance," Senator Seward said. "When it comes to local governments and fire departments in particular, the special senate aid reduces pressure on tax rates and tight budgets, especially in rural areas like Winfield with a limited commercial tax base."

"The programs identified as eligible for the awards improve the quality of life of many people in specific ways. I am glad that the senate could assist," Seward concluded.

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