Niagara Gazette

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September 3, 2013

Council majority tables motion allowing for federal reimbursement for train station work


Niagara Gazette — The council majority has tabled measures related to the train station before, but most of those measures had funding allocations tied to them, while the agreement tabled at Tuesday's council meeting would see the city recoup money.

The council will vote on a measure that would allocate funding for the city's matching fund for the construction of the project — about $3 million set to come out of casino revenues — likely to come up this fall.

Walker said he does not understand why the members of the council majority want to "stop progress" on the train station project.

"It's frustrating because, when you look at it, here is a project where funding is already in place," Walker said. "This project is ready to go, so what are your issues here on this project?"

Walker said the "games" being played by the council majority reinforce a negative image that the city is trying to shake.

"This project says,'the city of Niagara Falls can't get something done,' " Walker said. "We've given you a check and you still can't get the project done."

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Contact reporter Justin Sondel at 282-2311, ext. 2257

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