MOUNT MORRIS – Frank Provo, who is as of early Wednesday evening running unopposed for Village Mayor, says that one of his goals will be to renew efforts at a grant expanding park areas along the Greenway.
Provo said that previous efforts to gain a NYS grant for boating and picnic efforts on the Genesee River took a backseat to other projects. He says he will renew those efforts if he takes office as planned after the March 21 election.
“Mayor Mike has done a great job working with New York State to make sure that the Village still qualifies for this grant,” said Provo. “It’s a major grant that would build a boat launch and picnic area.”
Provo said that his other plans concern Village taxes, building the business district and keeping the Police Department.
“I’ve seen Mount Morris in its heyday. I was a board member during the DOT project, we started seeing some things happen in the business district,” said Provo. “I definitely want to keep taxes at a minimum and get as much out of every dollar as possible. I want to work with tourism to build up Main Street as a community that residents are happy to call home and people want to come and spend money. I know we have a strong Police Department and I’m a supporter of that. I’m a supporter of a community policing organization.”
Provo was endorsed at both the Republican and Democratic caucuses. He says he has stayed involved with the Village as a member of the Town-Village Planning Board.
“I’ve always wanted to stay involved,” said Provo. “I’ve been active in the joint Town-Village Planning Board, and for the past four years spent a lot of time on Main Street as my son built out Charred American and Tomaso’s Trattoria next door. Again, I want Mount Morris to be a place that residents are happy to call home.”