Program Will Authorize More than $135,000 for the Village of Port Chester

8/13/2009 2:20:36 PM

 

 

(Port Chester, NY) ~ Westchester County Legislator Martin Rogowsky (D, WP-Harrison) is pleased to announce that the Village of Port Chester has received a $135,000 community development block grant (CDBG) from the federal government for the Drew Street Housing Complex.  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 removal and replacement of the roof at the Drew Street Housing Complex.

 

Port Chester Housing Authority, which manages the site,  provides low/moderate families with affordable housing.  The roof removal/replacement project at the Drew Street Housing Complex will prevent further deterioration of this building, allowing the residents to live in a safe environment.

 

“I’m glad that I was able to assist obtaining this grant, as this project will improve the quality of life for its residents,” 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Will Authorize More than $205,000 for the Village of Port Chester

8/13/2009 2:24:52 PM

 

 

(Port Chester, NY) ~ Westchester County Legislator Martin Rogowsky (D, WP-Harrison) is pleased to announce that the Village of Port Chester has received a $205,000 community development block grant (CDBG) from the federal government for the Edgewood Park Improvement Project.  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 make much-needed renovations at Edgewood Park.

 

The Village of Port Chester plans to create two youth soccer fields and other additions to Edgewood Park.  The project will include, but is not limited to, the creation of the youth soccer fields including a retaining wall, seating and paths at Edgewood Park.

 

“I’m glad that I was able to assist in obtaining this grant,” said Rogowsky.  “In securing this grant from non-County sources, this project exhibits fiscal responsibility by not relying on property tax dollars.”  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed Housing Settlement Agreement between the Federal Government and Westchester County Government now in the Hands of Legislators for Authorization

8/14/2009 9:00:21 AM

 

 

(White Plains, NY) ~ In response to the landmark settlement between the federal government and Westchester County, the county’s Board of Legislators has officially received the final version of the proposed negotiated settlement agreement and Bond act.  “The proposed settlement was signed by the County Executive and has been received by the Board of Legislators for consent,” said Board Chairman William J. Ryan (D, WFP-White Plains).  “I have transmitted the settlement and Bond act to the board’s Budget and Appropriations Committee to be discussed on Monday, August 17th at 10:00am.” 

 

The settlement agreement is subject to and conditional upon approval of the county’s Board of Legislators.  The Board must vote on the agreement no later than September 25th.  Should the Board fail to provide approval, the agreement shall be null and void, and all parties would proceed to trial.

 

“Westchester County government has been active and successful in creating and sustaining affordable housing units and has always been committed to ensuring fair access to housing for all people,” said Chairman Ryan.  “The Board of Legislators are prepared to begin its legislative process of thoroughly reviewing the agreement and conducting the appropriate due diligence.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

8/14/2009 3:15:48 PM

 

 

Legislator George Oros was honored to take part in the award ceremony at The Peekskill Youth Police Academy Banquet Program August 6 at Cortlandt Colonial Restaurant. The two-week summer program is designed to give male and female youngsters, ages 12 to 15, a glimpse into the world of law enforcement with the hope they will receive an educated, positive view of policing. Meanwhile, Legislator Oros is also happy to announce an agreement between the county and The Peekskill Youth Bureau was reached last week to operate the Advancing Leadership Initiatives for Teens Program until the end of 2011.