FY23 Community Project Funding Requests

Project Title: Batavia Public Safety Facility

Proposed Recipient: City of Batavia

Recipient Address: One Batavia City Centre, Batavia, NY 14020

Amount: $2,500,000

Explanation: The money will fund the construction of a new public safety facility and police station. The project would reduce the burden of the project on local taxpayers and improve police services to the community.

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Project Title: Concord Combined Wastewater Treatment Plant

Proposed Recipient: Town of Concord

Recipient Address: 86 Franklin Street, P.O. Box 368, Springville, NY 14141

Amount: $2,000,000

Explanation: The money will fund a combined wastewater treatment plant, consolidating two outdated wastewater treatment plants into one new modern plant. The project would improve water quality in this part of Western New York as the plants discharge into the west branch of Cazenovia Creek, eventually reaching Lake Erie. It would also reduce number of discharge violations and, thus, the number of visits from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation – allowing the state to use government resources more efficiently.

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Project Title: Construction of a Community Services Facility in Canandaigua

Proposed Recipient: YMCA of Greater Rochester

Recipient Address: 444 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604

Amount: $2,500,000

Explanation: This request is being made for construction funding to create a community services facility in the City of Canandaigua. The facility will provide critical programming of childcare, aging adult services, family services, drowning prevention, health care, and physical/mental health wellness activities.

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Project Title: Elma Senior Center Improvements

Proposed Recipient: Town of Elma

Recipient Address: 1600 Bowen Road, Elma, NY 14059

Amount: $300,000

Explanation: The money will be used to make critical updates to the Elma Senior Center including a new HVAC system, a generator, lighting, painting, new chairs, and repaving the parking lot and walking trail. The project would improve the ability of the senior center to provide year-round programming and events for senior citizens including classes, courses, and events tailored specifically to the senior community. Many of the Town’s seniors rely heavily on the center for physical, social, and educational benefits.

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Project Title: FeedMore WNY Consolidated Facility

Proposed Recipient: FeedMore WNY

Recipient Address: 100 James E Casey Dr. Buffalo, NY 14206

Amount: $3,000,000

Explanation: This funding would be used for the construction of a new consolidated facility for FeedMore WNY. The organization became the largest hunger-relief organization in WNY following the Food Bank and Meals on Wheels merger when it received regulatory approval in 2020. The merger of operations has delivered some efficiencies and allowed for the filling of service gaps, but until the operations from the two sites are situated at one physical location, the maximum benefits will not be realized. The organization provides more than 12.8 million meals annually to children, families, older adults and veterans through prepared meals and shelf stable food distributed throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara counties. Hunger has always been an issue in Western New York, but the pandemic has exacerbated the need and increased demand for FeedMore WNY’s services. This growth has stretched the facilities far beyond capacity. While FeedMore WNY had been planning a facilities project since 2018, the pandemic has made the construction of a new facility even more urgent. To feed hungry Western New Yorkers now and have the ability to grow programs and expand outreach in the future, FeedMore WNY has purchased a 74-acre parcel of land to build a larger, centralized facility. Preliminary plans call for a 185,000 square-foot building that will feature freezers, dry goods and refrigerated warehouse space, a clean room for re-packing bulk donations, a commissary that will more than double the current capacity and office space, which will allow for greater productivity, better space and human resource utilization, improved logistics, enhanced safety and additional leveraging of resources.

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Project Title: Genesee Water Security and Resiliency North Water Storage Tank

Proposed Recipient: County of Genesee

Recipient Address: 7 Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020

Amount: $2,000,000

Explanation: The money will fund the construction of a new 1-million-gallon water storage tank along North Road in the Town of LeRoy. The project will help stabilize the suction pressures for the North Road Pump Station and assist the county in its efforts to increase water supply, security, and resiliency for its residents.

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Project Title: Geneseo Ambulatory Surgical / Procedural Services Expansion Project

Proposed Recipient: Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital

Recipient Address: 111 Clara Barton Street, Dansville, NY 14437

Amount: $1,500,000

Explanation: This funding would support Noyes Health’s project to expand health care services within Geneseo to benefit the surrounding community and bring high-demand, subspecialty services to the area to provide consultation and procedure access. This proposal will revitalize the ambulatory surgical center at Noyes Health in Geneseo and provide new tools to offer ambulatory and minimally invasive surgical options as well as advanced diagnostic imaging that currently do not exist in the area. It will introduce a virtual consultation suite where augmented reality headsets can be used to provide virtual consultative services from highly subspecialized providers at our Geneseo campus to regional sites where these services are not readily available, thus expanding access and equity for communities in need, especially rural communities.

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Project Title: Honeoye Falls Fire House

Proposed Recipient: Village of Honeoye Falls

Recipient Address: 5 East Street, Honeoye Falls, New York 14472

Amount: $3,000,000

Explanation: The funding would be used for the construction of a new fire hall for the all-volunteer Honeoye Falls Fire Department. This project will ensure the ability of the community to provide professional-level services to the community while maintaining an all-volunteer force. The larger space will accommodate modern large fire apparatus, allow for on-site training, improve traffic safety, and provide additional capacity for responding to emergencies and disasters.

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Project Title: Lancaster Police Department Body-worn Cameras

Proposed Recipient: Lancaster Police Department

Recipient Address: 525 Pavement Road, Lancaster, NY 14086

Amount: $200,433

Explanation: The money will fund a body-worn camera system for the police department. This system would consist of 43 body cameras for police officers, school resource officers and detectives, with all associated docking equipment, software, a cloud-based evidence management system, cloud-based video storage and licenses. This project would increase public confidence in policing as video from police body cameras can be used to either prove or disprove citizen complaints against officers. The project would also increase officer safety and enable the department to use footage for police training purposes.

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Project Title: Lancaster Senior Center

Proposed Recipient: Lancaster Senior Center

Recipient Address: 21 Central Ave. Lancaster, NY 14086

Amount: $375,000

Explanation: This funding would be used to renovate the Lancaster Senior Center. Specifically, the project will re-side and re-roof the entire building and garage, install new flooring for the center, and replace skylights. The project will renew the facilities and improve community services available in the community.

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Project Title: Light Up Livingston             

Proposed Recipient: Livingston County

Recipient Address: 6 Court Street, Geneseo, NY 14454

Amount: $2,000,000

Explanation: The money will fund the final phase of the Light Up Livingston program with Empire Access. It would complete an ongoing project that aims to provide 1 gigabit per second service to every address in Livingston County, NY. High speed internet access is essential for residents, businesses, and farmers to participate in the modern economy. Modern agricultural practices to enable farmers to adequately follow commodity markets, meet compliance standards, monitor weather conditions, manage livestock, and deploy precision agricultural techniques.

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Project Title: Livingston County Emergency Operations Center Resilient Microgrid          

Proposed Recipient: Livingston County

Recipient Address: 6 Court Street, Geneseo, NY 14454

Amount: $250,000

Explanation: The money will fund the design and construction of dedicated fuel lines to provide an on-demand energy supply to back-up generators, a solar array, and on-site battery storage that will provide auxiliary power to the Emergency Operations Center in the case of an emergency. This project would improve the resiliency of the Emergency Operations Center and the first responders based out of it.

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Project Title: Niagara Falls International Airport Taxiway Realignment and Extension, Design

Proposed Recipient: Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

Recipient Address: 181 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Amount: $900,000

Explanation: The funding would be used to complete all planning and design work required to bring the realignment and extension of Taxiway D at Niagara Falls International Airport to construction. The project will support and align with a Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station project to extend the main runway. By enhancing the safety and capacity of the airfield, this project will improve the airport’s level of service and maximize its ability to attract additional aviation business to the region and support military, commercial, and general aviation operations.

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Project Title: Orleans County Emergency Management and Operations Center

Proposed Recipient: County of Orleans

Recipient Address: 14016 State Rt. 31 West, Albion, NY 14411

Amount: $2,000,000

Explanation: The money will fund the construction of a new emergency operations center in Orleans County. The project would improve the ability of county emergency responders to serve their and neighboring communities, improve disaster preparedness, and increase training available to county personnel.

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Project Title: Perry Village Hall

Proposed Recipient: Village of Perry

Recipient Address: 46 North Main Street Perry, NY 14530

Amount: $1,983,918

Explanation: The Village of Perry is approaching completion of Phase 1 of the master plan for the Village Hall which includes installation of an elevator for ADA compliance and unlocking the use of the historic second floor assembly hall as a community space. This is just step one as Perry positions this historic municipal asset to serve the community for another hundred years. This project restores and expands the use of the Village Hall for the benefit of the community.

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