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An opportunity to camouflage outdoor gas meters

Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) has included in its latest eNews blast that there is money available to camouflage butt ugly outdoor gas meters. At one point there was an initiative that saw the removal of many of these misplaced eyesores, though there are still plenty of meters that detract from otherwise beautiful historic properties. At this time, there is up to $500 that can be secured to hide the meters. The money can be used to plant in front of the meters, or even to conceal with artistic enhancements. Both residential and commercial properties can take advantage of the opportunity. 
According to PBN, “The funds are available for both residential and commercial properties through the Allentown Association under an arrangement with National Fuel Gas Corp. which provides up to $200 for a single-family house, and up to $400 for a residential building of two, three or four units with multiple gas meters. A matching grant is available for income-producing properties not owner-occupied, with an allocation of $50 per meter and a maximum of $500.”
Learn more about the Gas Meter Grant by viewing the technical guidelines at 
Questions? Please contact theAllentown Association, or Caitlin Crowell at or Paul Carroll at

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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