WHITESBORO, N.Y. (WKTV) - Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, a member of the NYS Assembly's Standing Committee on Veteran's Affairs, announced the completion of a land transfer agreement that will allow the Whitestown American Legion Post 1113 to expand its property and parking lot, Saturday.
The expansion will allow the Post to host more Legion events and increase fundraising activities. The agreement allows the State Office of General services to convey land next door to the Legion Post currently owned by the New York State Office of Mental Health.
The Whitestown American Legion Post 1113 hosts many public events such as its annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony in Whitesboro. The popularity of the Post's community events has created a need for additional space.
"The Whitestown American Legion Post 1113 serves the community of Oneida County in many distinguished ways. Under this agreement, the Legion Post will have more space to host more community events," Brindisi said. "This proposed agreement has been discussed for many years, but it was through the assistance of State Office of General Services and the State Office of Mental Health that we were able to finalize a land sale agreement."
"Assemblyman Brindisi is a great ally for veterans," said Post 1113 Commander Raymond C. O'Connor, Jr. "Approximately 20 years ago, Post 1113 began a quest to acquire a state parcel of land adjacent to our facility. Frustrated, we turned to Anthony for assistance.
"In a matter of months, he negotiated a deal which will enable us to expand our parking and increase our fund-raising activities. The entire membership of our Post thanks him for his relentless effort, support, and ability to deliver results for veteran organizations."