Vos’ Budget Motion Moves Forward

Madison... Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) is pleased that the Joint Committee on Finance has accepted his budget motion giving the City of Burlington $1 million for the Echo Lake Dam.

“Saving Echo Lake has been an issue of concern in the community, and thankfully after listening to the people of Burlington, the Common Council unanimously voted to modify the dam rather than remove it.

“The state has already committed $1 million in grant funding to the city, and now with this approved budget motion, I am happy to share that the City of Burlington will receive an additional $1 million for Echo Lake – totaling $2 million for repairs and restoration. With these funds, we can make progress to preserve and protect a beloved part of our community.”

The motion is now part of the budget bill, which will be voted on by the full Assembly later in June.