Ranzenhofer outlines CHIPS funding for Genesee County

 

2013-14 State Budget increases funding for road, bridge projects; Genesee county to get $275K more, 19 percent year-over-year increase

Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced that the 2013-14 State Budget will increase funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS), providing more than $275,000 in additional funding for infrastructure projects in Genesee County.

“For the first time in five years, more funding for local road and bridge repair projects will go directly to towns, cities and villages in Genesee County.  Maintaining and improving our infrastructure is so important to our economy, while keeping drivers and their passengers safe,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.

Genesee County will receive $1,674,921.93 in CHIPS funding, an increase of more than $275,581.  The following is a breakdown of CHIPS funding by city, town and village:

 

Municipality          12-13 CHIPS ($) 13-14 CHIPS ($) Y-O-Y Change ($) Percent Change

City of Batavia           253,879.78         308,735.74         54,855.96         21.61

Town of Alabama   67,162.95         85,971.21         18,808.26         28.00

Town of Alexander   69,961.08         89,208.23         19,247.15         27.51

Town of Batavia    81,809.32        103,681.20         21,871.88         26.74

Town of Bergen    38,723.18        49,381.54                 10,658.36         27.52

Town of Bethany    61,933.55        78,160.88                 16,227.33         26.20

Town of Byron             74,780.35         96,200.71          21,420.36         28.64

Town of Darien             82,343.98         105,413.26           23,069.28         28.02

Town of Elba             59,611.64           76,621.17            17,009.53         28.53

Town of LeRoy      78,530.03          100,214.57             21,684.54         27.61

Town of Oakfield      39,994.10           50,613.81            10,619.71        26.55

Town of Pavilion      81,486.45          103,501.06            22,014.61        27.02

Town of Pembroke       75,583.53           95,731.93            20,148.40        26.66

Town of Stafford        74,598.98    95,233.65            20,634.67        27.66

Village of Alexander         7,068.32          8,879.08                    1,810.76        25.62

Village of Bergen        15,976.68          19,678.54             3,701.86        23.17

Village of Corfu         10,478.04 13,354.44             2,876.40        27.45

Village of Elba                 7,240.24           8,931.73             1,691.49        23.36

Village of Le Roy          59,210.28 74,672.32           15,462.04        26.11

Village of Oakfield            22,108.37 28,029.01           5,920.64        26.78

 

 

Earlier this month, Senator Ranzenhofer joined his colleagues in a letter to the Governor and Legislative leaders, requesting an increase of at least $100 million for CHIPS funding.   CHIPS funding is included in the Article VII Budget Bill for Transportation, Economic Development, and Environment.  The State Senate passed the Article VII for the 2013-14 State Budget on Sunday.

The State Legislature started the CHIPS program in 1981.  The CHIPS program provides funding for the repair of highways, bridges and roads operated by local governments.

The 61st Senate District encompasses: the Towns of Amherst, Clarence, and Newstead and the Villages of Akron and Williamsville in Erie County; all of Genesee County; and the Towns of Chili and Riga, the Village of Churchville and part of the City of Rochester in Monroe County.

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