May 29,2017 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $7 million in state funding to assist homeowners and enforcement of a 5 mph speed limit on boaters within 600 feet of the shoreline.
* The state is setting aside a new fund of $7 million to assist homeowners in rebuilding and repairing foundations, basements and other property damage. Cuomo said the state will assist those who cannot get insurance coverage, and will reimburse homeowners up to $40,000, based on a income scale. Senior citizens will be assisted regardless of income. Homeowners can get more information from the Office of Community Renewal by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 518-474-2057.
* As of today, the state will enforce a 5 mph speed limit on boaters within 600 feet of the shoreline, anywhere from the Niagara River to the St. Lawrence River. That is meant to reduce wakes and waves that could cause further property damage.
* The state is speeding up the delivery of money to assist property owners through the Clean Water Initiative.