Rhinebeck, Hyde Park get grants for ve­hi­cles

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

Two North­ern Dutchess com­mu­ni­ties will re­ceive grants to­tal­ing $100,000 out of $1.2 mil­lion in grants to Dutchess County com­mu­ni­ties an­nounced Mon­day by Dutchess County Ex­ec­u­tive Marc Moli­naro.

A $25,000 grant was awarded to Rhinebeck for pur­chase of a ve­hi­cle and a $75,000 grant to Hyde Park was made for pur­chase of po­lice ve­hi­cles.

The Rhinebeck grant was de­scribed as be­ing for the pur­chase of “a four­wheel drive ve­hi­cle to al­low the build­ing in­spec­tor and code en­forcer the abil­ity to con­duct the du­ties of their job with­out in­ter­rup­tion. The cur­rent ve­hi­cle has ex­ceeded its use­ful life, mak­ing this a crit­i­cal pur­chase for the town.”

The Hyde Park grant was de­scribed as pro­vid­ing for “re­place­ment of high-mileage po­lice pa­trol ve­hi­cles that have ex­ceeded their use­ful life. This crit­i­cal pur­chase will pro­vide safe ve­hi­cles for po­lice, while re­duc­ing the im­pact to tax­pay­ers.”

The grants to a to­tal of nine Dutchess mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties are part of the Mu­nic­i­pal Con­sol­i­da­tion and Shared Ser­vices Sup­ple­ment Grant pro­gram. The pro­gram is in­tended to en­cour­age mu­nic­i­pal lead­ers to con­sol­i­date and share ser­vices.

The sup­ple­men­tal grant op­por­tu­nity was an­nounced in May to pro­vide a fund­ing for projects that pro­duce mul­ti­year cost sav­ings and ef­fi­cien­cies. The county re­ceived 25 ap­pli­ca­tions re­quest­ing nearly $4.5 mil­lion.

Also re­ceiv­ing grants were: Town of Pleas­ant Valley, $50,000, for con­struc­tion of a new salt stor­age shed; Town of Beek­man, $100,000, for Gard­nerHol­low Road bridge re­place­ment; Town of North East, $225,000, for Lower Mill Road cul­vert re­place­ment; City of Pough­keep­sie, $250,000, for re­pairs to Fi­nan­cial Plaza park­ing deck; City of Bea­con, $50,000 for South Avenue side­walk re­place­ment; Town of Wap­pinger, $225,000, for Tall Trees Wa­ter District con­nec­tion; and Vil­lage of Mill­brook, $200,000, for wa­ter sys­tem up­grades.

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