Assemblyman John D. Ceretto (R,I-Lewiston) today wrote to Gov. Andrew Cuomo urging him to nominate a Niagara County resident to succeed John Dyson on the New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees, citing the critical role Niagara County plays in power production in New York State. Mr. Dyson’s resignation is slated for August 5th of this year.
“Niagara County needs representation on the Power Authority Board of Trustees,” said Ceretto. “We do not benefit enough from hosting the Niagara Power Project. In the past year alone, we have seen a rate increase of $480 million on our ‘preferred power customers’ – this after NYPA had $544 million to give to the state general fund. We have seen our skilled local workers on the sidelines, while out-of-state workers are hired for public projects. Now more than ever, Niagara County needs a vote on the New York Power Authority Board of Trustees.” (more…)