Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli is getting results for Van Buren families

Dear Neighbor,

Residents and businesses in Baldwinsville have long advocated for legislation to prevent the areas upstream from unnecessarily and unpredictably releasing water into the downstream area of Baldwinsville and neighboring communities.

That’s why I helped pass a bill to create the Oswego River Basin Water Level Management Commission this year to ensure that communities throughout the Basin can work together to prevent the constant flooding (A.6905-A).

Under the bill, this Commission will develop a water level management plan to prevent the constant flooding that has plagued waterfront areas in Baldwinsville for many years. In addition, a newly created Citizens Advisory Board will have representation on the Commission so that the concerns of local property owners, businesses, and environmental groups are addressed.

With less flooding, more boaters will travel the Erie Canal, and local waterfront businesses will be able to thrive. This bill is very important for encouraging economic growth in Baldwinsville along the Canal and the Seneca River.

Bill Magnarelli
Member of Assembly

photo Ray Cooper and John Jablonski join Bill to announce the Oswego River Basin Water Level Management Commission legislation.

Helping our police and firefighters protect our loved ones

  • Magnarelli provided the Baldwinsville Police Department with $10,000 for new equipment for the Department’s patrol cars, including computers, modems and new police radios

  • He secured $10,000 for the Baldwinsville Volunteer Fire Department to equip the firefighters’ vehicles with lifesaving AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators)

Bringing Van Buren more state aid

  • Assemblyman Magnarelli awarded $10,000 to the Baldwinsville School District for the creation of an outdoor play and exercise area at Van Buren Elementary School

  • He also provided the town of Van Buren with a $50,000 Community Capital Assistance Program grant to purchase a much-needed water and oil separator for the Highway Department – saving local taxpayers from footing the bill

Bill Magnarelli

333 East Washington Street, Room 840
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 428-9651