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BATAVIA – A $135,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration has been secured for Genesee County Airport, Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, announced Friday.

The grant will fund the design phase to remove obstructions in a portion of the airport’s runway.

“Supporting local governments with the cost of maintaining, repairing and building critical infrastructure is an appropriate use of federal tax dollars,” Collins said. “Local taxpayers send too much of their hard-earned money to Washington, and it is only proper that we get a share of it back to assist with projects that are important to our local communities.”