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Sen. Mark R. Grisanti has secured a quarter of a million dollars for the dredging of Sturgeon Point Marina and a new water craft for the Evans Police Department.

Grisanti, R-Buffalo, will discuss the $100,000 for environmental cleanup efforts for the dredging and $150,000 to help purchase a new vessel for the Police Department Monday afternoon.

“These projects will improve the quality of life for residents and will help enhance the area,” Grisanti said. “By making the region a nice place to live, work and play, we will also encourage more people to visit the neighborhood, which will assist the many local businesses in Evans, including the Derby neighborhood and the Village of Angola’s central business district.”

Evans Supervisor Keith Dash said the new boat will add to homeland security and safety.

“This will positively benefit the commercial and recreational use not only for town residents, but for the entire public,” he said.

Police Chief Ernest Masullo said the funding will allow the town to replace its 24-year-old water craft.

Sturgeon Point Advisory Board Chairman Frank Rademacher noted that water levels were slightly lower this year, and he praised Grisanti for finding money for additional dredging.

Grisanti is chairman of the Senate’s Environmental Conservation Committee.