Program Will Authorize More than $50,000 for the Town of Harrison

8/13/2009 2:29:07 PM



(Harrison, NY) ~ Westchester County Legislator Martin Rogowsky (D, WP-Harrison) is pleased to announce that the Town of Harrison has received a $50,000 community development block grant from the federal government for the Petti John Park.  The grant, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs.  The grant will be used for to rehabilitate Petti John Park.


Currently, Petti John Park has areas that are not accessible due to the lack of paths and handicap ramp.  This project will include, but is not limited to, providing additional asphalt paths, stone walls, an ADA accessible ramp and site furniture.


“I’m glad that I was able to participate in securing this grant to ensure handicapped residents will be provided a life enriching recreational opportunity,” said Rogowsky.   The annual CDBG funding plan is now in its thirty-fourth year and is a joint partnership involving the federal government, the County and the local villages, towns and city governments.