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Wayne Supervisors transfer $1.5M to match $30M coming in for shoreline REDI projects

Officials in Wayne County have signed on to a program through New York State aimed at helping communities impacted by shoreline flooding.

Earlier this month, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved transferring $1.5 million from its fund balance into a new capital fund as part of a 5% match. The state is allocating more than $30 million to help prepare Crescent Beach, Blind Sodus Bay and Port Bay for future flood issues.

The state’s position is that communities along Lake Ontario need to be ready for flooding. A total of $41 million is being spent under the REDI plan for Wayne County projects.

“We have opted in (by taking the action),” said Wayne County Administrator Rick House, as reported by the Finger Lakes Times. “That’s our cash match obligation for the project’s total.”

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