Ritchie Secures $100,000 To Assist Central Square

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $100,000 to help the village of Central Square improve transportation for pedestrians and make improvements to its wastewater treatment plant.

“When you look at any community, there are certain things that stand out as being key to increasing well-being for residents,” said Senator Ritchie. “A safe, accessible transportation network as well as an environmentally sound wastewater treatment operation are two of those things. I’m pleased to be able to provide funding that will not only allow the village to improve its sidewalks, but also will enable it to make upgrades to its wastewater treatment facility.”

According to village officials, funding will be utilized to upgrade equipment at the municipality’s wastewater treatment plant and also will go towards making improvements to sidewalks near the school to increase safety for students.

“As we continue to try and make improvements to our village, it’s help like this that enables us to achieve our goals,” said Kenneth Sherman, mayor of the village of Central Square. “I would like to thank Senator Ritchie for providing this funding, which will help us to create a better quality of life for all residents of Central Square.”

This recent funding helps to continue Senator Ritchie’s efforts to improve infrastructure in the village of Central Square.

Recently, the village received more than $21,000 in CHIPS (Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program) funding, as well as more than $2,000 in extra aid to help its highway department, which along with other highway departments across the state, had its budget affected by this past winter’s severe weather.