It was truly an honor to be re-elected last month to another term as your New York State Senator. To each and every resident of the 61st Senate District: Thank you for your continued support and confidence in my ability to represent you in the State Capitol. I am excited to continue to represent you, your family and our community.
Working together, we have made some progress in Albany. The State Budget has been passed on time now for four consecutive years. Each one of these budgets has controlled spending, closing a $15 billion budget deficit. As a result, 49 different tax cuts have been enacted so that $5.6 billion could be returned to taxpayers.
Akron, NY- School Resource Officers (SRO) are once again assigned to Akron Schools thanks to funding secured for the District with the help of State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer. Two part-time Akron Police Department officers began their SRO function in November. The funding covers all compensation costs to place the officers.
Superintendent of Akron Schools, Mr. Kevin Shanley, personally expressed his thanks to Senator Ranzenhofer during a brief visit by Ranzenhofer to the District.
New York’s heroic servicemen and women deserve our respect, our gratitude, and as much support as we can possibly provide. We should always be mindful of their sacrifice and service on behalf of all Americans. As your State Senator, I have always worked to support New York’s courageous veterans.
Earlier this year, I honored a hometown hero at a State Capitol ceremony as one of the newest inductees of the Veterans’ Hall of Fame. While he enlisted in the United States Army decades ago, James Neider continues to serve veterans and their families to this day. He is a founder of the Joint Veterans’ Honor Guard and a tireless advocate for locating a National Military Cemetery to our region.
Historic structure, currently under renovation, to see new twist for public access
Williamsville, N.Y. – State Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer, R-Amherst, this morning announced $250,000 in state funding for the ongoing renovations of the Williamsville Water Mill complex in the Village of Williamsville.
“The Water Mill complex is a landmark in the Village of Williamsville. I am pleased to have secured funding to create a new public plaza for the residents of Williamsville to enjoy. This major funding will help to anchor the economic revitalization of the Williamsville Mill," said State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer.
Amherst, N.Y.– Senator Ranzenhofer has joined Amherst Town Officials in marking the start of the Amherst Justice Court Expansion Project with an official ground breaking ceremony where a new building will be constructed to improve security and provide adequate space for the increased volume of prisoners processed at the facility.
The expansion project will include demolishing and relocating concrete areas, duct ways, as well as removing existing windows, then constructing a new 2,058 square foot expansion with associated systems and constructing associated driveway and drainage facilities.