Kinderhook, Catskill receive funds for infrastructure projects
Maura Rosner is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the village of Kinderhook will receive more than $1,860,000 to build pedestrian and bicycle improvements along Albany Avenue. Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado said, “New York is committed to moving projects like this forward that will not only help lower emissions using transportation alternatives, but will also mitigate traffic congestion and help improve connectivity, air quality and access for predominantly low-and-moderate-income families." A total of almost $179 million will be provided to support transportation enhancements in 75 communities around New York . The funding will support the construction of new sidewalks and shared use paths, to better ensure pedestrian and bicycle safety, facilitating access to the transportation system for users of all ages and abilities. Kinderhook Village Mayor Michael Abrams could not be reached for comment about the award. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced June 28, that the town of Catskill will receive $10.2 million in Clean Water Project funds through long-term and interest-free financing to serve the Leeds and Jefferson Heights sewer district. The funding will also be used to install mechanical screening at the Leeds and Jefferson Heights Sewer Plant. The New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement program has already awarded $3.15 million to the town’s water improvement project. The town of Catskill’s $10.2 million award ranks second to the $15 million grant to Oneida County. Eight municipalities, including Catskill and Oneida County, will receive funding through the Clean Water Project. In Catskill the money will pay for needed improvements in water pollution standards. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.