Albany – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today called on Governor Eliot Spitzer to enforce New York State law and begin collecting sales taxes on cigarettes sold by Native American retailers.Under current law, cigarettes sold by Indians to non-Indians must include sales taxes.
Sodus Bay— Citing the importance of preserving the water quality in the Sodus Bay Watershed and ensuring clean, safe water for residents, State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced that he has secured an $25,000 State grant to help protect and preserve water quality in the Sodus Bay Watershed. “Sodus Bay is an environmental jewel,” said Senator Nozzolio. “It is one of the most treasured and beautiful natural resources in the Finger Lakes region, and a popular tourist attraction for visitors.
Albany – New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio is calling upon the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHAA) to revise current regulations so that high school football players who join the armed services are not unfairly punished when their military requirements keep them from participating in summer football practices.Current regulations state that high school athletes must sit out the first three games of the football season if they do not participate in a minimum number of summer practices.
Auburn— Stressing the importance of providing recreational opportunities for Auburn’s youths and residents, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced a list of improvements to be made at Casey Park. The improvements will be paid for through a $200,000 state grant that Senator Nozzolio secured for the City of Auburn in March.Senator Nozzolio delivered the funding in March to reline Casey Park pool, allowing the pool to re-open for the summer.
Sodus - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke at the Sodus Veterans Memorial dedication where he recognized the sacrifices, commitment and service of our local veterans. Pictured with Senator Nozzolio are representatives of the American Legion including Michael Hannan, Wayne County American Legion Aide; Harry Pickard, past Wayne County Commander; Ernie Piekunka, Post 910 Commander; Harold Lebbert, Judge Advocate; Richard Wigle, 1st Vice Commander; Louis LeRoy, Sergeant at Arms and Leo Fletcher, Adjutant.
Wayne County – Senator Nozzolio recently visited the Wayne County Fair where he met with members of the Wayne County Fair Court. Pictured with Senator Nozzolio are Pam Ferante, Wayne County Fair Director; Dave McGuire, Vice-President; Senator Nozzolio; James Hoffman, Supervisor Town of Williamson; Katrina Fedczuk, 2007 Wayne County Fair Princess; Heather Mackey, 2007 Wayne County Fair Queen; Kelly Matava, Leah Paschke, Seana Sharpstene, Heather Perez, Stephanie Pealo, Jade Roegiers, and Kristin Hance all members of the court.
Palmyra— State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced today that he has secured $50,000 in state funding for the Village of Palmyra to build a boat launch on the Canal. The funding that was announced today is in addition to a $20,000 state grant that Senator Nozzolio secured last year that allowed the Village to create a comprehensive plan for developing their waterfront. "I'm very pleased that I was able to deliver this critical state funding and continue my commitment to the development of Palmyra’s waterfront," said Senator Nozzolio.
Auburn—State Senator Michael Nozzolio announced today that the Village of Port Byron is the recipient of a $20,000 grant to help facilitate several energy-efficiency projects at the Municipal Building, the Department of Public Works, the Fire House and the Wastewater Treatment Plant. “All of the buildings and plants will undergo retrofitted lighting improvements that will save the Village 25 percent a year in electric bills,” Senator Nozzolio said.
Albany— Citing the importance of downtown revitalization efforts, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio has announced the Geneva and Williamson Business Improvement Districts will both receive a $200,000.00 grant through the New York Main Street Program. The funding will be used for façade renovation, interior building renovations, and streetscape improvements in their downtown areas.
Mentz – After meeting with the residents of Haiti Island, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio is calling for Governor Spitzer to declare a state of emergency in the Town of Mentz. By designating the area in a state of emergency, the Governor would be able to release extensive state funding and assistance for the residents of Haiti Island.“The residents of Haiti Island are in a state of emergency,” said Senator Nozzolio. “While meeting with the residents, I was able to observe the conditions that they are being forced to live under.
Mentz – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced today that he has identified state funding to construct a new permanent bridge for residents of Haiti Island in the town of Mentz. The funding will come from a previously approved capital transportation fund. At the end of July, a significant portion of the original Haiti Island Bridge collapsed and fell into the Seneca River. That collapse prompted the immediate closure of the bridge and as a result, all vehicle traffic has been suspended.
Albany— Continuing his efforts to ensure the continued, safe operation of New York's correctional facilities, State Senator Michael Nozzolio, Chairman of the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee, today announced that legislation (S. 4118) he sponsored to prohibit the private operation of New York's correctional facilities has been signed into New York State law. "Public safety should never be linked to private-sector profit motives.
Rochester - Senator Michael Nozzolio and the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) today announced the dedication of a new facility that will support the development of early stage biotechnology and life science companies. The facility, titled the Rochester BioEnterprise Center, will play an important role in regional economic growth."The Rochester BioEnterprise Center is an excellent example of New York State's continued investment in supporting cutting edge research that will lead to new technologies and industries," said Senator Nozzolio.
Union Springs- State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that $237,958.00 in State aid will be made available to the Union Springs school district to help renovate the historic Stone Schoolhouse on the Junior/Senior High School campus. The project would be subject to voter approval.
Albany - In an effort to provide additional property tax relief for senior citizens, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio and his colleagues in the State Senate have passed legislation (S.6417) to double the size of direct property tax rebate checks for senior citizen homeowners this year, returning about $200 million to New York’s senior citizens. In addition, the legislation would eliminate, starting next year, the means test that requires homeowners to apply for the rebate this year.
Webster– State Senator Michael Nozzolio will be hosting a day of baseball with the Webster Yankees this Sunday, July 22nd at the Webster Thomas High School Baseball Field. The game is scheduled to begin at 1:00pm when the Yankees take on the Niagara Falls Power.
Free tickets will be available at the game and the public is encouraged to attend. Due to limited bleacher seating, all those attending the game are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Webster Thomas High School is located at 800 Five Mile Line Road.
Albany – Continuing his aggressive efforts to preserve and protect the water quality of Owasco Lake, State Senator Michael Nozzolio haslaunched an online petition drive to allow New Yorkers to register their opposition to the recent decision by the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to allow the Village of Groton to increase the amount of phosphorous discharged into Owasco Lake.
Auburn – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today delivered a $60,000 state grant to fund the position of a lake steward to help oversee the protection of Owasco Lake. Senator Nozzolio was joined by officials from the City of Auburn and Cayuga County to make the announcement at a community meeting held at Emerson Park pavilion.“The creation of a lake steward is a significant piece of our on-going efforts to clean-up Owasco Lake,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Savannah— With the opening of the Montezuma Audubon Center to the public on May 5th, visitors have continued to flock to the new Center to learn about and experience this amazing wetlands complex. To celebrate the opening, and all the hard work of individuals that made the vision of the center a reality, Audubon New York honored State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio during its third annual Montezuma Audubon Center Reception at the Sherwood Inn.