It passed the Assembly, and now the Senate – new flood mitigation assistance legislation is headed to the governor's desk for approval.
Senator Joe Griffo sponsored the bill in the Senate.
It would designate communities along several local waterways as "inland waterways.” That means funding can be made available from the "local waterfront revitalization" programs.
“All too often we have seen homes and businesses damaged by flooding along these creeks,” Deputy Minority Leader Griffo said in a statement. “This legislation will provide municipalities with access to important resources that can help residents, business owners and others who have been affected by major weather events. I am hopeful that the Governor will sign this legislation into law so that we can get communities the help that they need.”
People who live along nine local creeks, including Sauquoit, Moyer, and Oriskany, would benefit.