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Municipal projects chosen for block grant application

Several municipal projects have been chosen for inclusion in the Erie County Consortium 2015 Community Development Block Grant application, County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Monday.

The application, which will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, recommends a county expenditure of $1,156,487 for the projects, which will attract $1,973,091 in local funds and in-kind resources.

The application includes $100,000 requests for Burmon Drive road reconstruction in the Town of Orchard Park, Boston Cross Road drainage improvements in the Town of Boston, and sanitary sewer relining on Hackett Street in the City of Tonawanda and Brady Avenue in the Village of Lancaster.

Additional $100,000 requests are made for road infrastructure improvements on Wilson, Olcott and Kane streets in Lackawanna; road reconstruction on Westcliff, Woodlane and Chamberlin drives in West Seneca; and water line replacement on Elm Street in the Village of Alden and Hoag Avenue in the Village of Akron.

Other requests include $86,487 for Town of Aurora Senior Center improvements and $270,000 for rural transit services for various communities.