State agrees to loan Lockport up to $5 million

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) – Some help is on the way as Lockport deals with deep money troubles.

Governor Andrew Cuomo approved allowing the city to borrow up to $5 million from the state on Thursday. The loan has to be paid back in 10 years.

An audit by the state comptroller found the accounts in Lockport in disarray, though he pointed out that it was caused by poor record keeping and not inadequate leadership.

In an effort to save money, the City Council approved a contract with Twin City Ambulance, which will save $400,000. Currently, the city fire department provides ambulance service. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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