Senator Jack M. Martins was able to restore a grant that was promised to the Village of Williston Park by the former Senate Majority, which later rescinded the grant after the November 2010 election. The former Senate Majority, after losing its majority following that election, rescinded grants that were promised within the Seventh Senate District. Senator Martins has been working diligently to restore those grants.
Senator Martins met with Williston Park Mayor Paul Ehrbar to discuss the $100,000 grant that was recently restored.
"This grant was promised to the Village of Williston Park and it was unfair to yank it away from the residents due to politics. I was happy to have worked in Albany to make sure the funds were re-allocated back to the village. Mayor Ehbar and the board of trustees will put the grant to good use to benefit the community," said Senator Martins.