During Monday’s work session, city finance committee chairman Tony Dolce and development director Vince DeJoy went over details of the launch installation, saying it will be paid for with money from the $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant program the city received from the state in 2016. Of that money, $325,000 was earmarked for funding the “Enhance Riverwalk Experience.”
The cost to install the boat launch is just under $22,000, with Great Lakes EZ-Dock of Grand Island doing the work. Dejoy says the business is a minority-and-women-owned business, which 30 percent of the project costs is supposed to benefit according to the guidelines of the DRI program.
The kayak launch is scheduled to be installed in July.