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Road Program Financed with Bonds

Municipality: Upper Brookville
County: Nassau County
Population: Less than 5,000
Type: Village

2017 Local Government Achievement Award

Village Hall: (516) 624-7715

Upper Brookville previously delayed rebuilding and resurfacing roads until they were close to the end of their useful life and the only solution was costly reconstruction. In July 2016, the Board of Upper Brookville resolved to (a) repave the rest of the village’s roads at a cost of $2.3 million over two years, and (b) issue 15-year bonds to cover the cost. Issuing bonds would finance the repaving of all needy roads while lowering the annual road expense from $450,000 to $200,000 per year.

Main Street Sidewalk Replacement and Green Infrastructure

Municipality: Cooperstown
County: Otsego County
Population: Less Than 5,000
Type: Village

2017 Local Government Achievement Award

City Hall: (607) 547-2411

The Village of Cooperstown utilized GIGP funding through a grant award from the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation to retrofit Main Street with permeable pavement, permeable sidewalk pavers, bioretention and stormwater street trees. This green street project has helped to revitalize downtown by improving walkability along Main Street, as well as to improve water quality in the Willow Brook and Otsego Lake.

White Plains Education and Training Center

Municipality: White Plains
County: Westchester County
Population: 50,000 +
Type: City

2017 Local Government Achievement Award

City Hall:  (914) 422-1200

The White Plains Education & Training Center (WPETC) is a 13,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility which provides comprehensive workforce development while at the same time strengthening the city’s economic development strategy by offering employers a well-trained and skilled workforce.

North Union Complete Street Transformation

Municipality: Olean
County: Cattaraugus County
Population: 10,001 to 50,000
Type: City

2017 Local Government Achievement Award WINNER (First Place)

City Hall: (716) 376-5615

The North Union Complete Street Transformation converted a four-lane automobile-oriented arterial roadway into a two-lane “complete street.” The “Walkable Olean” streetscape design evolved through an understanding of history and assessment of existing conditions, community participation including open forums, a study of street precedents, consideration of best practices in Main Street design, and creative engineering and urban design. The transformed street supports economic vitality, addresses water quality concerns with innovative stormwater treatment, and improves mobility, safety and accessibility for all users. The completed project includes five roundabouts, bicycle lanes and permeable pavers and landscaped “rain gardens” to treat stormwater runoff.