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For Immediate Release:
May 27, 2014
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NYS Department of State and NY Rising Planning Committee to Host Meetings in Niagara County

The New York State Department of State will host public meetings on Tuesday, June 10 and Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Niagara County to discuss the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program (NYRCR Program) and the Niagara County NY Rising Countywide Resiliency Plan (NYRCR Plan) which is under development.  The Draft NYRCR Plan identifies a range of resiliency strategies and actions for Niagara County that can be taken to better prepare for future storm events.  Part of the effort identifies projects needed to continue recovery from the severe summer storms of 2013 to be funded with up to $3 million of allocated capital funds slated for Niagara County.
Meetings will be held to better inform the public about the NYRCR Program and the Niagara County NYRCR Plan:

Lockport City Hall, One Locks Plaza, Tuesday June 10th from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Niagara Falls Library Auditorium, 1425 Main Street, Wednesday, June 11th from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

North Tonawanda City Hall, 216 Payne Avenue, Wednesday, June 11th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Representatives of the Department of State, along with members of the Niagara County Planning Committee and local elected officials, will be on hand to discuss the proposed resilience and recovery projects, resilience strategies, schedule, components, and expected outcomes to the public. 

The NYRCR Program is designed to empower communities affected by storms to develop and implement locally created strategies for rebuilding and strengthening their communities against future extreme weather events.  The strategies for Niagara County have been developed by the Niagara County NYRCR Planning Committee, community leaders, experts and officials. 

 

WHO: Niagara County NYRCR Planning Committee
Co-Chairs:
Sam Ferraro, Niagara County Center for Economic Development
Dr. James Klyczek, Niagara County Community College
Committee:
Carol Houwaart-Diez, United Way of Greater Niagara
Jonathon Schultz, Niagara County Emergency Services
Benjamin Bidell, Niagara County Department of Economic Development
John Benoit, Niagara USA Chamber
Amy Fisk, Niagara County Department of Economic Development
Kenneth Turner, American Red Cross of Western NY
Mark Seider, Niagara County Soil and Water Conservation District
AECOM project consulting team

WHAT: Public Meetings for Niagara County - NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program

WHEN: June 10th and June 11th 2014

WHERE: 5:30 PM on June 10 at Lockport City Hall, One Locks Plaza

5:30 PM on June 11th at Niagara Falls Library Auditorium, 1425 Main Street

6:00 PM on June 11th at North Tonawanda City Hall, 216 Payne Avenue

 

 

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