Butler Announces $183,000 in Awards For Adirondack Communities in District

August 16, 2017

Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R,C,I,Ref-Newport) is happy to announce that $183,000 is being awarded to Adirondack communities throughout his district. The grants are part of the larger Smart Growth Grants for the Adirondack and Catskill Parks.

It is important that the state work in partnership with our Adirondack communities to ensure we are making the most of whats best about the beautiful, rural land, said Butler. Its about striking the balance between growth and preservation in a way that benefits the people who call the region home. Im happy for the removal of old steel sites, the investment in outdoor tourism and helping communities grow as they see fit. These grants will provide crucial funding for the residents of the North Country and Mohawk Valley.

The Smart Growth Grants are aimed at investing in locally-led priorities for community development to help leverage the beautiful surroundings and assets to continue to grow a strong tourism industry. Local municipalities received:

  • St. Lawrence County will receive $75,000 to demolish and abate the property which was formally a Jones & Laughlin Steel site located in the Town of Clifton;
  • Hamilton County will be receiving $60,000 to start the Adirondack Cycling Strategy, Phase I to grow bicycle tourism in the Great South Woods;
  • The Town of Caroga will be awarded $6,000 to go toward the Wheelerville Trails System Conceptual Plan; and
  • The Village of Northville will be granted $42,000 to update its zoning plan.