A $130,000 state grant will assist with construction costs to shore up  the East German Street Extension along the West Canada Creek in the Town of Herkimer.

Senator James Seward says the project will protect homes and infrastructure without placing a substantial burden on property owners.

"When you get right down to it, the first priority of a public official is the safety of those he represents," said Senator Seward.  "This grant is a key component of the funding needed to move this construction project forward and protect homes and infrastructure along East German Street Extension."

The total cost of the project  is over $465,000.

The Town has also been awarded a $50,000 grant and a low interest loan from the USDA to cover the remaining balance.

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