(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced that he has secured $50,000 for the installation of a traffic light located at Girdle Road at the school’s main campus. This $50,000 state grant was secured as part of the adopted 2006-2007 state budget.
"Working with Iroquois Central School District Superintendent Neil Rochelle, we together felt that there was a critical need for an installation of a traffic light at the entrance of the school," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "The school district allows the athletic field parking lot for overflow student parking, and crossing Girdle Road to the main campus has resulted in several close calls were a student could have been seriously injured. The safety of our young people as they go to school is a top priority and I am pleased to have been of assistance to the Iroquois Central School District in securing this $50,000 state grant."
"Neil Rochelle, Superintendent of the Iroquois Central School District said, "Senator Volker has always been open to our requests for financial assistance, and he continues to be a strong advocate on our behalf. Today’s announcement is tremendous news for our school district as it will help us prevent accidents and injuries involving students and the driving public entering the main campus due to increased traffic flow that we continue to experience on a yearly basis. Our school district is very proud of our commitment to educational excellence and we appreciate Senator Volker being a partner in this goal of keeping our students safe so that they can learn, grow, and reach their personal and professional goals."
Michael Nolan, Supervisor of the Town of Elma said, "The Town and School District have a vested interest to ensure that both students and the driving public-at-large have a traffic device in this location. No one wants to see a senseless fatality or serious injury take place. That is why Senator Volker securing this $50,000 state grant for the installation of this traffic devices is so very important."