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Lockport to spruce up park with leftover Greenway money

LOCKPORT – The entrance walkway to Lytle Park in the Town of Lockport will become more attractive by fall, as the Town Board decided Wednesday to spend leftover Niagara River Greenway funds on planting of trees, shrubs and grass along the 400-foot walkway.

Town Engioneer Robert D. Klavoon said the town will seek proposals from landscaping companies for the plantings along existing berms and mounds. Supervisor Mark C. Crocker said part of the reason for the work is to screen the homes beside the walkway on Canal Road.

Plans call for planting red maple, river birch, American basswood and Canadian serviceberry.

Five years ago, the town obtained $94,802 in Greenway funds to pave the parking lot at Lytle Park, and $34,359 remains unspent. Klavoon said the town will lose that money if it’s not used by Dec. 31.

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