January 7, 2020
J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Village of Depew was awarded $164,980 for improvements to West Dawson Park Playground.
This funding was secured through the Erie County Community Development Block Grant Program.
February 28, 2020
J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Village of Depew was awarded $64,000 for two traffic safety improvements on George Urban Boulevard. A TAPCO Solar Overheight Warning System will be installed at a railroad bridge crossing the Boulevard with a vertical under-clearance of 11’-9”. This bridge has sustained numerous collisions over the years with trucks exceeding that height. The second improvement is a solar-powered school zone speed limit warning system in front of the Cantalician Center Campus to alert drivers to the reduced-speed zone area.
This funding was secured through the State and Municipal Facilities Program and Senator Tim Kennedy.
February 7, 2020
J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Town of Orchard Park was awarded $45,000 for a Sewer District Consolidation Study. This is the initial step in consolidating the Town’s twenty-three sewer districts into one.
This funding was secured through the NYS Department of State – Local Citizens Reorganization Empowerment Grant Program.
December 20, 2019
J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Village of Brockport was awarded $140,000 to make improvements to its existing Welcome Center located on the Erie Canalway at 11 Water Street. The Village will build a permanent 30′ x 20′ electrically-equipped pavilion for performances and gatherings at the Canal front, additional lighting and signage. They will also purchase and install a BoardSafe adaptive dock and launch which will enable those in wheelchairs to independently launch a kayak.
This funding was secured through the NYS Canal Corporation.
December 12, 2019
J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Village of Depew received $99,375 to replace 1,960 linear feet of deteriorating sidewalks thereby eliminating safety hazards. The Village of Depew is committed to make its neighborhood more livable by ensuring that people can get safely where they need to go via an updated sidewalk network.
This funding was secured through the Erie County CDBG Program.
July 30, 2019
J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services Medaille College was awarded a $1 Million HEcap grant toward their Baseball/Softball Fields Construction Project. This project includes the purchase and installation of 2.73 acres of turf, lights, netting and fencing, two press boxes and two scoreboards. In addition to being used for baseball and softball, these fields will also be lined for two soccer fields. This facility will enable the college to maximize varsity sports rosters, develop junior varsity teams and create intramural sports and recreational opportunities which are currently not available.
This funding was secured through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.
June 10, 2019
J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Village of Brockport and Town of Sweden were awarded $113,466 to implement a Shared Services Document Conversion and Access project. This project will upgrade paper records to an easily searchable electronic content management system, allowing quick and convenient access.
This funding was secured through the New York State Archives – Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) Program:
January 4, 2019
J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Village of Lancaster was awarded $201,215 for transportation improvements to Central Avenue, including upgrading bus stops, installing new bicycle lanes and decorative street lamps.
This funding was secured through the Erie County Community Development Block Grant – Smart Growth Fund.
December 18, 2018
J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc.is pleased to announce that through our services grant funding in the amount of $2,641,750 was secured in the 2018 NYS Consolidated Funding Application – Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.
Individual Client Awards:
The Village of Lancaster was awarded $1,248,150 to address needed repairs to a portion of their sanitary sewer system. These repairs will restore the water quality of Cayuga and Plum Bottom Creeks by eliminating wastewater overflows which occur as a result of wet weather events, which in turn improves the water quality in the Niagara River/ Lake Erie watershed.
The Village of Albion was awarded $600,000 to add disinfection facilities to the existing Water Pollution Control Plant to comply with NYSDEC disinfection requirements. The Village will implement an ultraviolet system that will ensure that the wastewater discharge into Sandy Creek watershed will be significantly safer for the environment and the community.
AgriAmerica was awarded $498,600 was awarded to support the purchase of equipment for a revitalized former grape juice factory in Chautauqua County, the largest grape-producing county in New York. The project will allow the company to manufacture and store different strength juices made from locally grown grapes for distribution to multiple markets. It will result in job growth in the fruit farming, distribution, construction, and retail sectors.
The Town/Village of East Rochester was awarded $250,000 to acquire and develop 3 acres of undeveloped land into a new park. Linden Park will feature a lodge that can be rented (40-50 people) with ADA compliant bathrooms and accessibility, and an open pavilion that can hold 60-80 people.
The Town of Macedon was awarded $45,000 to map its Municipal Separate Sewer System (MS4), giving the Town the information needed to improve its Stormwater Management Plan. Creating a GIS database and map to track illicit discharges and resolve water-quality impairment in a timely fashion will improve water quality.