Press Release - Water

GREAT NEWS FOR THE TOWN OF EVANS!!!

To any who are not aware, in 1998 the Department of Health placed a moratorium on expansion projects due to lack of a water tower and now due to public safety issues and the fact that is part of the water consolidation project we have to erect the tower.

The Great News is, I received a call from Governor Cuomo's Office today notifying me that after two years of applying for a grant to build the water tower our town has been awarded $2.9M, which is one of the largest awards from Governor's Cuomo Clean Water Infrastructure Funding. The total cost the project is approximately $4.8M, and with the grant we will only have to pay 40% of the project cost.

Words cannot express how grateful I am for our town to be awarded this grant, our community and our residents needed this break! Thank you Governor Cuomo for providing funding for clean water projects and for choosing to fund our water tower project.

Thank you to Bernie and Anthony Rotella, our town’s grant writers, Roberta Rappoccio, Town Planner and Steve Tanner from Clark Patterson Lee Engineering for all the work on the grant application.

Mary Hosler
Supervisor
Town of Evans

NEW YORK STATE
EXCELSIOR
EVER UPWARD

For Immediate Release:  11/14/2018                                                        Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

GOVERNOR CUOMO AWARDS MORE THAN $23 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS IN WESTERN NEW YORK
Grants Leverage $70 Million in Water Quality Investments, Providing $48 Million in Savings for Taxpayers
Investment Will Support the Creation of More Than New 1,100 Jobs 

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $23.3 million in grants to support 14 critical municipal water infrastructure projects in Western New York.  This funding represents $47.9 million in taxpayer savings and supports the creation of more than 1,100 jobs.  The grants are funded through the state's highly successful Water Infrastructure Improvement Act program.

"Investing in our state's water infrastructure is critical to regional growth and prosperity and maintaining safe, healthy communities, "Governor Cuomo said.  "By improving our water infrastructure, we are protecting our natural resources, laying the groundwork for future prosperity and helping to create a stronger, healthier, New York for all."

It's critical that we ensure our drinking water is free of contaminants and safe for all New Yorkers, “ said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.  “This investment in grants for infrastructure improvements in Western New York will address needs to enhance and protect water quality, and also help to create more than 1000 jobs in the area.  We want to make sure that communities have the resources they need to make upgrades to their water treatment systems and ensure the health and safety of residents.”

The Governor's Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017 dedocatd $2.5 billion for water quality protection across New York.  Today's announcement is part of a statwide total of $270 million in grants being awarded to communities, including over $19 million to support projects that address cyanotoxins associated with harmful algal blooms (HAB), and previously announced grants totaling $15 million for projects addressing emerging contaminants such as PFOA, PPFOS, and 1,4 dioxane.

To date, $750 million in Water Infrastructure Improvement Grant funding supports nearly $2.65 billion in total project costs for vital drinking and wastewater infrastructure projects statewide.  Combined with zero-or-low-interest financings through the State Environmental Facilities Corporation, New York taxpayers will save nearly $1.8 billion   Furthermore, these projects are expected to support more than 47,000 jobs in the construction, supplier and service sectors.

The Western New York region municipalities receiving grants, including nearly $3 million for a project addressing HAB's are:

 WIIA GRANT AwardsCountyEstimated Project
Cost
Estimated Grant
Award

Drinking
Water

 Alfred, Village of  Allegany  $4,836,000  $2,901600
Clean
Water
Alfred, Village of  Allegany  $1,964,000  $491,000
Clean
Water
Amherst, Town of  Erie  $4,877,586  $1,219,937
Drinking
Water
Chautauqua County  Chautauqua  $11,750,000  $3,000,000
+Clean
Water
Chautauqua County  Chautauqua  $11,888,000  $2,972,000
Drinking
Water
Erie County Water Authority  Erie  $5,921,820  $1,722,159
Drinking
Water
Evans, Town of  Erie  $4,830,000  $2,898,000
Drinking
Water
Newstead, Town of  Erie  $1,325,000  $795,000
Drinking
Water
Niagara Falls Water Board  Niagara  $5,495,000  $2,760,000
Clean
Water
North Tonawanda, City of  Niagara  $5,899,450  $1,474,863
Drinking
Water
Olean, City of  Cattaraugus  $689,290  $413,574
Clean
Water
Royalton, Town of  Niagara  $1,032,700  $258,175
Clean
Water
Silver Creek, Village of  Chautauqua  $3,487,000  $871,750
Clean
Water
Sloan, Village of  Erie  $6,084,891  $1,521,223
     TOTALS:  $70,080,737  $23,298,741
+HAB's Related Project       

New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation President and CEO Sabrina Ty said, "Under Governor Cuomo, New York State is leading the nationin water infrastructure investment.  The Environmental Facilities Corporationis proud to be able to provide significant funding to communities in need.  We're helping to secure a critically important resource for both current and future New Yorkers."

New York State Department of Environment Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said, "At Governor Cuomo's direction, New York continues to be an environmental leader in protecting our precious water resources.  This funding will improve water quality, promote economic development, and provide much-needed water infrastructure improvements as we combat emerging water quality issues including harmful algal blooms and contaminants like PFOA, PFOS, and 1-4 dioxane.

New York STate Health Commissioner Dr. Howard A. Zucker said, "At the direction of Govern Cuomo, New York State has committed unprecedented funding to implement the infrastructure upgrades and state-of-the-art filtration technology that safeguards clean and efficient drinking water for decades to come.  Protecting our water resources is an essential part of maintaining the health and well-being of communities statewide."

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Additional news available at www.governor.ny.gov
New York State / Executive Chamber/   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 518.474.8418

Doe Tags Available - Left Overs 2018

DOE TAGS (DMP) became available on Thursday, November 1st &

the updated list is below:

DOE TAGS 2018 11 16

New York State Department of Environment & Conservation's Doe Tag Web Page.

HEAP

New HEAP office opens in Erie County

Erie County residents now have a new place to go to when looking for help paying their heating bills and for other emergency needs.

The county's new HEAP and Emergency Services Offices opened Tuesday, October 23rd on the 2nd floor at 460 Main Street downtown.

The office will will be one-stop shopping for issues such as shelter and utility arrears, evictions, security agreements, moving and storage assistance.

Every year, 90,000 residents reach out for help paying their heating bills.
HEAP help will be available starting November 13. If you're looking for more information, the office is open from 8 A.M.-4 P.M. Monday through Friday and can be reached at 858-7644.

Erie County HEAP webpage - for further information.

HEAP SATELLITE LOCATION
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Evans Town Hall
8am - 4pm
858-7644

Garbage/Recycling

Garbage/Recycling
is on a REGULAR schedule the week
of November 12, 2018.

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New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

If your collection day is on or follows any of these holidays during the week, then your collection will be one day later.

If the holiday falls during a weekend (Saturday or Sunday), collection will be on normal schedule.

Activities at the Senior Center

Mark your calendars for one or more of these Speakers or Activities
Click here →     Speakers Series at the Senior Center
Click here →     Activities at the Center

pdf Dining Menu - November 2018

Contact Director Veronica Sullivan at 947-0974
or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Erie County Department of Motor Vehicles

ERIE COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES (DMV)

Business Hours for the
Erie County DMV Office at the Evans Town Hall


Monday           8am - 3:45pm

Tuesday          8am - 3:45pm
Wednesday     9am - 4:45pm
Thursday         8am - 3:45pm
Friday              8am - 3:45pm

ATTENTION:
Learner Permit and CDL Testing
ends one hour PRIOR to closing of this office.

Fax # (716)549-1764
Call Center (716)858-7450
Erie County DMV Webpage

Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns

NYS FREE Fishing Clinics

Free Sport Fishing Events are family fishing clinics where participants can fish for free; no freshwater fishing license or enrollment in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry is required. In addition to fishing, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics and aquatic ecology. In addition to the Free Sport Fishing Events, June 23-24, 2018 is Free Fishing Weekend in NY. February 17-18, 2018 and November 11, 2018 have also been newly designated as Free Fishing Days. During these days, anyone can fish the fresh waters of NY and no license is required!  Click below for a listing of Designated Events throughout NYS for 2018.

FREE NYS Fishing Clinics

The sport of fishing is one of the best ways to connect people of all ages to the outdoor world. Attending a fishing clinic can provide a great introduction to the sport and provide answers to the many questions you may have. Approved free sportfishing clinics waive the requirement of participants to possess a fishing license or enroll in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry (during program hours only). All other applicable fishing regulations remain in effect during an event. Organizations or groups interested in conducting a free sportfishing clinic should fill out the Application to Conduct a Free Sportfishing Clinic (PDF) (278 KB) at least 30 days prior to the planned event.  Click below for the NYS guidelines that Events must be conducted by.

Conduct a FREE NYS Fishing Clinic

 

Public Input: NYS Department of Conservation - Deer Poplulations

NYS Department of Conservation is looking for Public Input regarding Deer Populations.
Click on the link below to read the press release.

NYS DEC Deer Populations

Senior Center Activities

Check out the Senior Center's webpage by clicking below to check out the new activities, diining menu, trips and schedule changes.

 Senior Center webpage

 

 

Belmont Satellite

Belmont Satellite 2017

The Town of Evans and Belmont Housing Resources of WNY will partner to offer free housing and financial services to local residents on a monthly basis. A Belmont Housing Program Manager will be on hand at Evans Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to meet one-on-one with residents. To make a reservation to meet with a Belmont Housing Specialist, please call 884-7791

Belmont offers a range of services including: Financial Education; Homeowner Counseling; Renter Counseling; First Time Homebuyers Classes; Foreclosure Prevention; and Reverse Mortgage.

This initiative is part of the Town’s focus on reducing the number of at-risk properties in the community. The Town Board recently formed the Evans at Risk & Vacant Property Task Force, made up of Town officials and community stakeholders, to develop foreclosure and abandonment prevention strategies. “It is important to provide the tools to our residents that support successful homeownership,” said Supervisor Mary Hosler. “The financial education services that Belmont offers benefit seasoned homeowners as well as first-time homebuyers,” she said.

Belmont Housing Resources for WNY is a comprehensive HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency. Belmont counsels individuals and group audiences on a diverse quantity and complexity Belmont’s counselors all have certifications through the NCHEC, and have adopted the National Industry Standards and Code of Ethics for Housing Counseling and Foreclosure Prevention Counseling.

 

Yellow Dot Program

Yellow Dot r

Forms are available from the Town Clerk's Office  --or--  NY Sheriffs Yellow Dot Program

Legal Newspaper

Due to the closing of Community Papers of WNY the Town Board at their meeting of July 27, 2016 and January 10, 2018 adopted resolutions designating the Dunkirk Observer as the Official Newspaper of the Town.

Click below for the link to the Observer's website for subscription information.   → Observer

Keep Our Pets Cool

Please contact the local Police at 911 or 549-3600
if you see a child or animal left in a parked car.

Keep Pets Cool

 

Contact Us

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday  8am – 4pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm

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