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Homer Village Moves To Fund Park Project

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The Village of Homer Board of Trustees met in a Special Session Tuesday night at the Town Hall.

First, trustees moved $35,000 into the budget lines that can be used to buy a truck.

The board then approved hiring the Wladis Law Firm of Syracuse for what is described as grant application services and project advocacy.

Mayor Hal McCabe and Trustees Tim Daley and Ed Finkbeiner voted in favor, with Trustee Kevin Slack against. Trustee Pat Clune did not attend.

The Board hired the Wladis firm to help with was described as a “million-dollar grant application” to fund a new park along the river on the south side of the village.

Wladis will be Homer’s advocate to the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Council, in an attempt secure state funding.

The legal service may cost $18,000, according to the board and the firm was touted as having a 90% success rate for this type of work.

The grant application is due in July, and funding recipients are typically announced in December.

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