Langworthy highlights importance of Barcelona Harbor dredging

New York Congressman Nick Langworthy visited Barcelona Harbor in Chautauqua County earlier this week.

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Langworthy was joined by Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel, Westfield Town Supervisor Martha Bills, and other officials.

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“It was great to join Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel to tour the Barcelona Harbor and see firsthand the urgent need to commence the dredging project,” said the Congressman.

“This harbor and shoreline is the economic lifeblood of the greater Westfield community and we must do everything we can to protect it.”

“The funding is there and I am asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, to prioritize getting this project started.”

$1.1 million in funding to dredge the harbor had been included in the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus.

Langworthy also said that he hopes to have a meeting with the Army Corp of Engineers in the following days to discuss the timeline for dredging.

Dredging is scheduled to happen in July but town officials are working to get that moved up to May, depending on when fish are spawning.