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West Seneca

The town supervisor has called out Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on the lack of state aid for expenses related to last winter’s floods and blizzard.

Last week, a copy of an Aug. 22 letter from Supervisor Sheila M. Meegan to the governor was posted on the town’s website. In it, she wrote that the town has spent more than $500,000 from its current budget on storm-related expenses without receiving any state aid.

The Lexington Green neighborhood sustained extensive damage during ice jam flooding in January. The town is incurring additional expenses in its efforts to clean up Buffalo Creek to minimize future flooding.

Meegan asked for reimbursement of the $500,000 – to help increase the town’s readiness for the upcoming winter, plus state aid for homeowners affected by the extreme weather.

She cited an August 2013 news release on the governor’s own website announcing the distribution of $13.6 million in state aid to counties in Central New York, and Niagara County, hit by flooding the month before.

“If the government can work for the people of these counties, why won’t it work with the people of West Seneca?” she asked.

This week:

• Christopher Kreiger Sr., a disabled Army veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom who’s president/CEO and co-founder of WNY Heroes, will be the guest speaker at this week’s breakfast meeting of Rotary Club of West Seneca. The meeting begins at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in Alton’s Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road.