NORTH SALEM – State Senator Peter Harckham announced $170,000 in state grant funding has been awarded to the Town of North Salem to complete two improvement projects — one at Front Street in Croton Falls and another in the Candlewood Lake Park District.
The awarded grant funding, which Harckham secured within the State and Municipal Facilities Program (SAM), will pay for the purchase of the property on Front Street that will create more town-owned parking in Croton Falls. Right now, the Town does not own any parking on Front Street, and establishing more parking opportunities for residents and visitors near the Metro-North Railroad station in the village would further the Town’s Croton Falls 2025 Plan. The total grant funding for this project is $120,000.
The remaining $50,000 in grant funding will go toward replacing the nine pillars at the entranceway of the Candlewood Lake Park District, which the Town of North Salem operates. The current pillars, made of cement and plaster in the 1950s, serve as an unofficial “gateway” to the Town on Route 22 but have crumbled and collapsed in recent years to the extent that they are now an eyesore. Their replacements will be constructed with natural stone.