Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) announced today that he has secured funding for the Town of Evans that will be used for environmental, public safety and parks and recreation projects that will enhance and improve conditions in the community while at the same time accomplish budgetary relief and increase efficiency.
Among the highlights are $100,000 for environmental cleanup efforts by dredging Sturgeon Point Marina and $150,000 to help purchase a water craft for the Town of Evans Police Department.
"As Chairman of the Senate's Environmental Conservation Committee, I am particularly pleased to help secure funds for the dredging of Sturgeon Point Marina to help with ongoing cleanup efforts of the environment," Senator Grisanti said. "In addition, we are providing assistance to the town's Police Department with these funds. The residents of the Town of Evans will directly benefit from these projects."
"This funding by the State Legislature secured by Senator Grisanti reinforces the initiatives of shared municipal service," said Evans Town Supervisor Keith Dash. "Sturgeon Point Marina is one of the jewels of the Town of Evans that has received funding to enhance the harbor through dredging. This will positively benefit the commercial and recreational use not only for town residents, but for the entire public. As a consistent port of entry, a new police boat to replace a 24-year-old vessel will add to homeland security, safety and public service. Senator Grisanti is to be commended for his consistent support."
Senator Grisanti believes the investments being made with each project will result in immediate improvements to the Town of Evans and the surrounding communities.
"These projects will improve the quality of life for residents and will help enhance the area," said Senator Grisanti. "By making the region a nice place to live, work and play, we will also encourage more people to visit the neighborhood, which will assist the many local businesses in Evans, including the Derby neighborhood and the Village of Angola's central business district. I am pleased to help the Town of Evans complete these valuable improvement and maintenance projects for their residents."