Rhinebeck, Hyde Park get grants for vehicles
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.