Chautauqua County Executive Visits D.C., Speaks With National Lawmakers

Image by Tom Reed's Office.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello is in the nation’s capital advocating for several water projects in the county.

“We’ve had meetings with Tom Reed and his staff, and Senators Schumer and Gillibrand,” said Borrello. “Had very productive talks about finishing the sewer on Chautauqua Lake and addressing the harmful algal blooms issues.”

Borrello said he also talked about the Dunkirk Harbor and extending a section of the break wall to help reduce some of the impacts of wave action damages to boats in the harbor.

“We also talked about dredging Cattaraugus Creek in the Town of Hanover and also some flood mitigation studies that have been authorized but not yet funded under the Water Resource Development Act of 2016.”

Borrello said in recent years when he traveled to D.C. to advocate for projects, he saw great results.

The County received over $2 million for dredging in Dunkirk and Barcelona Harbors.

That project will begin in July.

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