MALTA — State Sen. Jim Tedisco, R-Glenville, announced Thursday that the state Senate passed legislation he authored to designate Round Lake an inland waterway.
The legislation aims to help the village of Round Lake and the town of Malta secure federal and state grants to fund waterfront revitalization and environmental protection efforts.
The bill, which passed the state Assembly with sponsorship by Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, D-Round Lake, is awaiting approval from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Municipalities can take advantage of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, which is a document prepared by the community to establish a comprehensive plan to address waterfront issues.
The New York State Environmental Protection Fund can also increase the ability to attract development that would complement the waterfront’s characteristics.
Tedisco also helped pass similar laws for Ballston Lake and several Fulton County waterways.
“As we celebrate the 150th birthday of the beautiful village of Round Lake, I can’t think of a better birthday present for its taxpayers and our environment then passage of this legislation that I was proud to sponsor in the Senate to add Round Lake to the state’s Inland Waterways program,” Tedisco said in a prepared statement.
The bill, which passed the Assembly with sponsorship by Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake), is awaiting approval from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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