Orchard Park town officials plan to break ground next spring on the Community Activity Center at Brush Mountain, and $325,000 in state funding will help.
State Assemblyman Michael Kearns secured $125,000 in last year's budget and $200,000 in this year's budget for the multi-generational center. Supervisor Patrick Keem said after the ceremonial presentation of the over-sized check Thursday, they took the check over to the Senior Center to show residents.
"Maybe they'll say 'Oh my gosh, this is really happening,'" Keem said. "A lot of people still doubt this project is going forward."
Keem said construction should be completed on the $16 million center in the summer of 2019. The state funding will go toward infrastructure at the site, including driveways, parking lots, access roads and storm water site work.