Senator George D. Maziarz is pleased to announce that he has secured “bullet aid” earmarks in the 2013-2014 state budget for school districts in Orleans County. Each of the five school districts—Albion, Holley, Kendall, Lyndonville, and Medina—will receive $67,800 in bullet aid, which is above and beyond the regular state aid these districts are slated to receive.
Today’s announcement was made at the offices of the Albion Central School District, hosted by Albion Superintendent Mike Bonnewell.
Senator George Maziarz, Mayor Rob Ortt, Congressman Brian Higgins, former Congressman Thomas Reynolds, City Attorney Shawn Nickerson and other local officials participated in a ground breaking event for the long awaited Meadow Drive Extension which will extend from West to East between Nash Road and Erie Avenue.
I have some very important news to share with homeowners in Western New York. If you are a homeowner who receives a Basic STAR exemption for your school property taxes, you will need to register with the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance to keep getting the STAR exemption in 2014 and beyond. This is part of a new effort to eliminate fraud and protect property taxpayers.
Niagara Falls recently received an $89 million check from New York State as the City's share of casino revenue. To ensure accountability and transparency, Senator Maziarz and the Niagara Falls City Council are teaming up to provide you with accounting of how this money is spent.
When the Council approves spending, you will know!
The Casino Revenue, both the current amount and that which the City receives each year, can only be spent through City Council approval. After each Council meeting, where casino funds are appropriated, a new report will be published, providing YOU with details of how each dollar is spent.
The bi-monthly expenditures can be viewed on Senator Maziarz's website.
The State came out with a new 1-800 number today for individuals and businesses to call and submit their assessment information from both the storm in Lockport on June 28th, and the storm that hit Niagara County on July 19th. If you were unable to submit your information when the mobile command centers were in town, you can still submit information via this new number. There are also individuals available to answer your questions. The number is:
For more than 25 years, the YWCA of Niagara has provided food, housing, counseling and advocacy for some of the most fragile members of the Niagara County community; the hundreds of women and children, victims of domestic violence, victims who call the emergency hotline or come to the YWCA seeking lifesaving shelter and a chance at a new life for themselves and their children.
Senator George Maziarz recently met with Christopher Puchalski and Joseph Kissel to learn about the "Old Stone Chimney" in Niagara Falls. While it is currently in an obscure location, the trio discussed strategies to preserve and promote awareness of the mid-18th century structure.
If you or someone you know in the Lockport area suffered property damage during the late June flood, this message is for you: the State of New York is making a total of $2,000,000 available to help Niagara County residents repair and rebuild.
These dollars—earmarked in the state budget for emergencies such as ours—will be very helpful to local residents because there was not enough damage to trigger FEMA aid, and insurance providers do not cover all losses.
Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that thanks to the generous donation of FedEx, local Peace Corp volunteer Luis Rivera is able to ship equipment to Botswana for a team he started during his service in that country.
The Historic Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda is embarking on a major renovation and expansion project. This is a real cultural gem, and the progress over the next two years will position the facility well for the future.
The Town of Ridgeway in Orleans County recently celebrated its 200th Anniversary. At an open house in the newly-renovated town hall, Senator George Maziarz presented a copy of a resolution adopted in the State Senate marking the bicentennial to Town Supervisor Brian Napoli.
This morning Senator George Maziarz joined a host of officials--including Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy and Senator Charles Schumer--in touring Lockport sites that suffered severe damage as a result of last week's heavy rainfall. The officials are working to ensure that emergency aid is made available to the greatest extent possible.
This unique attraction in Lockport has a brand new headquarters! Senator George Maziarz joined local officials in cutting the ribbon to open the new facility on the edge of the escarpment, overlooking the Erie Canal's "Flight of Five" locks. Visit www.lockportcave.com for more information.