Ribbon Cutting: Springville Heritage Park
Wednesday, September 6 at 10 AM
65 Franklin St, Springville
Village of Springville Opens Heritage Park and Public Safety Building
Mayor Bill Krebs will preside at the ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the newly completed Heritage Park and the Public Safety Building on Franklin Street at Factory Street in the Village of Springville on September 6 at 10:00 A.M.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz will cut the ribbon with State Senator Patrick Gallivan and Mayor Bill Krebs. Erie County Environment and Planning awarded Springville a $325,000 Smart Growth Grant to fund the construction of Factory Street and Heritage Park. Also, a Lake Erie Watershed Protection Alliance grant of $29,000, and a New York Main Street Grant of $15,000, funded construction of Heritage Park.
New York State awarded Springville $75,000 for the Public Safety Building through its State Municipal Facility Program.
Sheriff Tim Howard will attend the meeting as the Erie County Sheriff Department continues to provide enhanced service to Springville in the new shard service facility.
Other dignitaries attending are Erie County Legislative Chairman John Mills, Erie County Commissioner of Environment and Planning Tom Hersey, Erie County Environment and Planning Principal Contract Monitor Paul D’Orlando, Erie County Sheriff Chief Scott Joslyn and Erie County Sheriff Captain Joe Belden.
Heritage Park is a multi-use park featuring a performance ready gazebo donated by the Waterman family. Also, the park includes a quarter mile pedestrian trail, a SkatePlex, a picnic shelter, electric car charging stations, and lavatories.
The Springville Public Safety Building houses Springville Volunteer Fire Department apparatus, the Springville Control Center, a shared service facility for the Erie County Sheriff Sub Station and the Village of Springville Police Department, and the Springville Village Court. Also the renovated building will serve as a Village emergency service center in the event of a multi-day state of emergency, and has the capacity of being a regional state of emergency center for emergency managers and staff.
Mayor Bill Krebs says, “The Village thanks Erie County for the assistance we received to improve this part of our Village Center. The Smart Growth Grants have transformed a section of our Village into a well-designed and beautiful street scape that facilitates access to our public and cultural buildings. The street and park design will encourage public recreational use and festivals in our Village center. It truly improves the quality of live in Concord.”
Also Mayor Krebs said, “We are grateful to New York for its assistance in our renovations to our Public Safety Building. The improvements facilitate public safety and emergency management in our Village. Daily public safety service such as dispatch, EMS and fire calls, and police response are made more efficient. In the case of multi-day state of emergency, we now have a facility to handle the communications and management of resources so necessary for a community in dire distress.”