CELORON - After failing to receive a grant from the Regional Economic Development Council last year, Celoron's luck turned around on Dec. 11.
The village received an $82,845 grant from the Regional Economic Development Council to build a canoe/kayak launch, a boardwalk and update its code book.
"We are really pleased to get this," said Shirley Sanfilippo, village clerk-treasurer.
The construction will take place along the north shore of Lucille Ball Memorial Park, starting next to an existing public dock and boat launch, running 415 feet to the east along the shoreline, and will be 8 feet wide.
The boardwalk will be made out of concrete, but be patterned to look like a wooden boardwalk. The construction of the canoe/kayak boat launch hopefully will alleviate congestion from the two existing docks, Sanfilippo said.
This is all a part of an ongoing Waterfront Revitalization Project Celoron has been undertaking in order to make its waterfront more appealing to local ventures.
Sanfilippo explained by revitalizing the waterfront, it lets possible businesses know the village is invested in upkeeping its property. This in turn will make the land more desirable to possible business ventures, and attract economic growth to the area, Sanfilippo said.