Town of Guilderland Announces Parks & Sidewalk Grants Secured by State Senator George Amedore and Assemblyperson Patricia Fahy

Guilderland Performing Arts Center

GUILDERLAND, NY – The Town of Guilderland is pleased to announce several awards secured by State Senator George Amedore and Assemblyperson Patricia Fahy.  At the July 17th Town Board meeting, Senator Amedore stated: “Tonight I would like to announce a $700,000 grant that I was able to secure for the Town of Guilderland through the State Municipalities program in order for you to make much needed improvements to the Town Park.  It is with extreme pleasure that we are able to make sure that the Town continues its effort in improving what I believe is one of the crown jewels of the Town – the town park of Tawasentha Park. “

Senator Amedore stated that the funding would provide improvements at the Guilderland Performing Arts Center including paving the access road, new skirting, painting, re-roofing the concession, lighting upgrades and a new patio.  The grant will also allow the Town to terrace the hill so that patrons are provided quality seating to enjoy the outdoor concerts.

The grant will also allow for improvements to the park's large pavilion.  Senator Amedore visited the park with the Town Supervisor, Town engineer, Parks Supervisor and Highway Superintendent. The large pavilion will be expanded by 30 feet, with improvements to the barbeque area, painting, replacing siding and replacing the nearby bathroom facilities with environmentally friendly, modern rest rooms.

At the meeting, Assemblyperson Fahy announced several grants for the Town.  "The Department of Transportation is planning to do some road improvements at the corner of Route 146  (Carman Rd.) and Lydius.  I am very pleased to secure $250,000 to bring sidewalks along Carman Road with the goal of getting sidewalks to the Pinebush Elementary School and will continue to work with the Town to secure additional funds with the Department of Transportation.”

Assemblyperson Fahy also announced a grant of $250,000 for the Fred D. Abele Park in McKownville.  The grant will allow for upgrading the playground, adding amenities and improving park accessibility.  The grant will also allow for painting, and new windows and shutters at the historic Frederick-Mynderse house in Guilderland Center.

Supervisor Barber thanked both Senator Amedore and Assemblyperson Fahy for their assistance in securing these grants.  "I greatly appreciate the collaborative support of Senator Amedore and Assemblyperson Fahy for the Town's continued efforts to improve its parks and add sidewalks.  Both legislators have been instrumental in improving the quality of life for residents and help with important projects which wouldn't advance without their support."