The Village of Mineola may be getting back close to $1 million in grants from New York State, most of which will go toward flood mitigation.
State , R-Mineola, has reportedly been able to obtain $800,000 in funds to mitigate flooding issues on Bruce Terrace according to members of the .
“Hopefully soon that issue will be addressed and those residents will see some relief,” said during a meeting Wednesday night at the .
Also restored will be grants to pay for roofs at village hall and the . “So far he’s gotten $100,000 restored,” Strauss said of Martins’ efforts.
The amount is half of the original $200,000 grant from . The grant money was repealed following Martins’s defeat of Johnson in the 2010 election. The repeal was cited by the legislature as having to do with spending cuts.
Martins was also able to restore about $250,000 in funds to the Mineola School District as well as $50,000 in bullet aid earlier this year.
An official announcement with exact figures from Martins’s office has not yet been released.