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Law Transfers Beeman Creek Park to Town of Clarence

Allows Town to operate park, manage drainage issues 

CLARENCE, N.Y. – New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer and State Assemblywoman Jane L. Corwin are pleased to announce that legislation, authorizing Erie County to transfer Beeman Creek Park to the Town of Clarence, has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson.

“It has been a pleasure working with the Town of Clarence and Erie County to pass this important piece of legislation,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.  “Beeman Creek Park is one of many scenic parks in our community.  The transfer of the park to the Town of Clarence ensures all residents will enjoy all that it has to offer for years to come.”

“I was tremendously proud to see the passage of such important legislation, for the residents of Clarence and Erie County who enjoy the many benefits of Beeman Creek Park.  I want to thank Senator Ranzenhofer for playing such a key role in helping to pass this bill, and the Town of Clarence for their patience, as we negotiated to make the Beeman Creek Park initiative a reality,” said Assemblywoman Corwin.

The law is effective immediately.  The Town of Clarence will be responsible for park maintenance and operations.  The Town of Clarence will now have the ability to develop the park and manage drainage issues within the park and surrounding wetlands.  Under the agreement, all Erie County residents will still have access to the park for recreational purposes.

Senator Ranzenhofer and Assemblywoman Corwin introduced legislation earlier this year for the transfer of the park after requests from Erie County and the Town of Clarence.  The legislation passed the State Senate on June 25 and the State Assembly on June 30.  Governor Paterson signed the bill into law on Monday.

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