Oaks: Albany Comes Together To Deliver For Lake Ontario Flood-Impacted Property Owners
June 20, 2017
Assemblyman Bob Oaks (R-C Macedon) helped pass bipartisan legislation this week that would provide $90 million in emergency funding to assist homeowners, businesses and municipalities affected by the flooding of Lake Ontario, its bays, inlets, and connected waterways. “This is an example of how Albany can come together to do what is needed for our constituents, and I am very proud to have worked closely with the bill’s main sponsors, Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle and Senator Pam Helming, to help deliver these important funds that not only will help the communities impacted by flooding, but also homeowners and businesses as well,” said Oaks. The legislation will provide assistance for damage sustained from the flooding, and not covered by insurance to:
- Small businesses, farms and multiple dwellings for repairs to structures and equipment and other storm-related costs; and
- Individual residences for restoration of structures and equipment.
- Grants to counties, cities, towns and villages for damage to drinking water systems, storm water and sewer systems;
- Grants to counties for flood mitigation to prevent future flood damage; and
- Options for municipalities to adjust assessments based on losses and damages to real property from the flooding.