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October 17, 2013

Wilson receives greenway money for walkway/bike trail

Niagara Gazette — WILSON — The Town of Wilson Walkway and Bicycle Trail, is expected to be completed by Thanksgiving, Supervisor Joe Jastrzemski said Wednesday.

Niagara County Legislator David Godfrey presented the check from the Niagara County Greenway Commission at the Town Board meeting. The money came from the New York Power Authority.

"It really enhances our harbor and business district," the supervisor said. "It's a beautiful addition to the town."

The project cost $134,000 with $90,350 coming from the grant and $43,650 from the town.

The path extends from Park Avenue, through Shore Drive to the harbor. It ties the harbor and transient boaters to local business. Jastrzemski hopes that trail will be extended to the Tuscarora State Park in the future.

"We're grateful to the Greenway Commission," said Jastrzemski to worked with Godfrey on the grant process. "The path almost complete," he said. "We're working on lighting and signing."

The town also received $70,000 for the Wilson Harbor Revitalization Fund from Greenway. The town's participation cost $17,000.

• The Town Board held a public hearing to over ride the 2 percent property tax cap. It's just a precautionary measure, the supervisor said. "We hope of have zero tax increase."

• Dredging the Wilson Harbor remains on hold. "We're waiting to see what happens on national level," Jastrzemski said.

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