Published on August 16, 2019 by the Watertown Daily Times

Written by Scott Sartwell of Peru

Our region with its tough winters creates additional wear and tear on our infrastructure.

There are many problems to address and not nearly enough money to fix them all.

However, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik and her recent announcement of $2.5 million in grant funding from the Northern Border Regional Commission will begin the process of fixing some of our most pressing needs.

The largest projects will be all over Clinton County and will include expanding and repairing roads with bike lanes, a stormwater system, and a sewer and water main system.

Rouses Point and Wilmington will get additional funding to create separate wastewater treatment facilities. Furthermore, in Elizabethtown, the funding will go to making the existing trails more accessible and revitalizing its downtown. These are all huge projects for our area and will spur future development and create jobs in the future.

Thank you, Elise Stefanik, for your great job representing us in Washington.

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