December 8, 2011 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $785 million in grants has been awarded through his Regional Economic Development Council initiative.
The Town of Westfield was awarded $200,000 for Barcelona Hamlet Improvements by the New York Department of State. The Town will use the funds to continue the redevelopment of the Barcelona Harbor and hamlet including construction of public parking, pedestrian-scaled lighting, benches, way-finding signage, landscaping, interconnected handicapped accessible pedestrian facilities, and replacement of water-line infrastructure within the hamlet.
This is the first year of the Governor’s initiative and a lot of time and effort by Town officials, particularly by Supervisor Martha Bills, was required to complete the application, but the investment appears to have been more than worthwhile.
For more information about the economic development funding through the regional councils, please refer to Governor Cuomo’s December 8, 2011 Press Release and the full list of Strategic Plan & Regional Project Awards.