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CNY Top Performer

The cover of the CNY section in the REDC awards booklet. 

The Central New York Regional Economic Development Council was a big winner yet again Tuesday. 

At the annual regional council awards ceremony in Albany, central New York won $88.2 million to support 91 projects in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego counties. 

Here is the list of projects in Cayuga County that will receive state support: 

Aurora Masonic Center: $168,525 for a historic structure report, a drainage study, archaeological survey and the development of a preservation plan and architectural design. The documents will guide the process of preserving and restoring the facade of the historic Royal Arch Chapter Hall. 

Cayuga Community College: $1 million to establish a collaborative workplace development center in Auburn. The college will use a portion of the building on Grant Avenue which houses the Cornell Cooperative Extension. 

Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District: $380,000 to stabilize 4,000 feet of stream banks throughout the county. The goal is to reduce sediment and nutrients entering larger water bodies, such as Owasco Lake, and prevent the development of harmful algal blooms.

Cayuga Museum of History and Art: $53,700 for studies and design solutions to rehabilitate the Case Research Laboratory

City of Auburn: $30,000 for a sewer overflow study; $75,000 to acquire Owasco Flats land to protect the city's water supply; and $150,000 to develop a marketing plan for the Equal Rights Heritage Center

Currier Plastics: $65,400 to train employees to meet standards of the company's medical market customers

Keith Titus Corporation: The parent company of Page Trucking in Brutus received $1.2 million to expand its facility and establish a driver and diesel mechanic training center. The company also plans to create a health and wellness center for truckers. 

Town of Brutus: $30,000 for a sewer extension and wastewater treatment plant consolidation study. The review will examine the condition of three wastewater treatment systems and the possibility of connecting to the village of Jordan's wastewater treatment plant. 

Town of Montezuma: $147,425 to place a parking lot at the northern portion of the Montezuma Heritage Park where the park connects with the New York State Canalway Trail on Route 31. Other improvements will be made to the park, including a waterless accessible bathroom and a directional kiosk to assist visitors. 

Town of Moravia: $24,118 for the town to work with the Cayuga County Planning Department and update its 53-year-old comprehensive plan. The updates will focus on climate sustainability and determining the town's greenhouse gas emissions from community and government operations. The information will assist with emergency preparedness and land use planning. 

Village of Moravia: $30,000 for a wastewater treatment plant study

Village of Union Springs: $30,000 for a wastewater treatment plant study

Volpi Manufacturing: $320,000 to replace 14,000 square feet of its existing facility with new classrooms, install new heating and cooling systems and update information technology systems

CNY Arts (Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego): $150,000 for a regional marketing campaign that will promote central New York's arts, entertainment and other cultural events

Finger Lakes Land Trust (Cayuga and Onondaga counties): $1,690,575 to acquire four parcels within the Skaneateles Lake watershed and protect 436 acres of land and more than 16,000 feet of stream banks. The main objective of the project is to reduce nutrient runoff and limit the development of harmful algal blooms in the lake. 

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