Town of Cheektowaga
Erie County, NY


Authorize Supervisor to Execute Grant Application for Restore NY Funding


Department:Town AttorneySponsors:Councilmember Linda Hammer, Supervisor Diane Benczkowski
Category:Grant ApplicationFunctions:Community Development


              WHEREAS, the Town of Cheektowaga Comprehensive Plan (2010), supports the redevelopment and revitalization of underutilized, obsolete and vacant buildings for economically viable uses, and


              WHEREAS, the  remediation, partial demolition and redevelopment of 3600 Harlem Road for senior housing effectively and efficiently provides for the use of existing infrastructure to accommodate residential uses targeted to meet the needs of the Town’s growing senior population, thereby enhancing Cheektowaga’s economic development, and preservation of community resources, and


              WHEREAS, the project develops and enhances infrastructure and/or other facilities in a manner that will attract, create, and sustain employment opportunities in the community by providing residential housing for senior citizens, and


              WHEREAS, grant funding is available through the Empire State Development Corporation’s Restore NY Program for capital projects similar to the proposed reuse of 3600 Harlem Road, and


              WHEREAS, the Town of Cheektowaga may apply to Restore NY for a maximum grant of $1,000,000 toward the estimated $19,000,000 project, and


              WHEREAS, the developer has indicated their intent to provide matching funds necessary to undertake the project, indicating the proposed financing is appropriate for the project, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT


              RESOLVED, that the Cheektowaga Town Board authorizes the submission of a grant application for Restore NY funding




              RESOLVED, that the Supervisor be and hereby is authorized to execute all documents pertaining to the application and acquisition of said funding.


Meeting History

Nov 28, 2017 7:00 PM  Board Regular Meeting
MOVER:Linda Hammer, Councilmember
SECONDER:Diane Benczkowski, Supervisor
AYES:Diane Benczkowski, James P. Rogowski, Gerald Kaminski, Christine Adamczyk, Linda Hammer, Alice Magierski
EXCUSED:Timothy J. Meyers