Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined today by Town of Boston Supervisor Jason Keding, Erie County Legislature Minority Leader John Mills (11th District), Commissioner of the Department of Environment & Planning Dan Castle and departmental personnel, and residents in the Town of Boston to review investments made there with Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) funding as well as with county-funded Storefront Revitalization grant support. Improvements to the Town’s Senior Center, a new elevator installation at Town Hall, and water line replacements to improve service and pressure are just a few of the investments the group reviewed.
“CDBG funding helps communities complete projects that they might not be able to do on their own and the result is improved quality of life for all. Here in Boston, improvements to the Senior Center, Town Hall, and North Boston Park are making those facilities much more user-friendly and I am sure the residents on Meadow and Ripple Drives appreciate their new, improved water service,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “At the same time, Storefront Revitalization grants are brightening up small businesses countywide, such as George’s Hot Dogs here in Boston, and local businesses are seeing increased foot traffic as a result. We are investing in our communities in multiple ways and building a stronger Erie County in the process.”
“On behalf of the Town of Boston, I express my sincere gratitude to the CDBG program for their support and partnership in making these transformative projects a reality. The collaboration between federal funding, Erie County, and community stakeholders is a testament to the power of working together to create positive change,” said Town of Boston Supervisor Jason Keding. “These improvements, which include revitalizing the Town Hall Senior Community Room HVAC system, installing a new elevator, replacing the waterline on Boston State Road, and constructing a new pavilion at North Boston Park, will significantly benefit our community and its residents.”
$150,000 in CDBG funding was invested in water line replacements on Meadow Drive and Ripple Drive in the Town. This project, completed in 2022, resulted in improved water pressure for homeowners there. CDBG funding of $100,000 lifted the installation of a new elevator at Town Hall, while another investment of $100,000 funded the re-construction of the North Boston Park restroom and Pavilion building. At the Town’s Senior Center, over $109,000 was invested to replace the Center’s HVAC system and complete other COVID-19 related safety improvements such as installing touchless faucets in the restrooms.