EVANS Action taken by the Erie County Legislature in October puts land located on Sturgeon Point Road one step closer to receiving much-needed recreational improvements.
The Erie County Legislature approved the transfer of more than 52 acres of undeveloped land located on the shores of Lake Erie from the county to the town of Evans. By obtaining the land the town of Evans can now implement a $300,000 grant awarded by New York State Department of State to transform the property into a recreational area to complement nearby Sturgeon Point Marina.
"This is a win-win situation for the county and town," said Legislator Lynne Dixon, District 12. "By allowing the transfer, the town of Evans will be able to use the grant for design revisions and passive recreational improvements to the land. This section of Sturgeon Point will remain open to all Erie County residents."
Dixon added, "The county will no longer be responsible for maintaining the land and the cost associated with upkeep. As part of the agreement, the town of Evans must use the land for marina-related activities, public access and recreational purposes."
The town of Evans received the state grant in 2003 along with the stipulation that the funds can only be used for its intended purpose if the town of Evans owns the land.
State action is still required to complete the transaction but the county and town have both agreed to this current course of action.
For additional information about the transfer of Sturgeon Point Road property or to speak with Legislator Dixon, call 649-2640 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.