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Catskill, Greenville get funding for water projects

Aug 08, 2021 6:00 am

Sam Raudins is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media continued funding for the village of Catskill and town of Greenville water projects was finalized and approved August 5, by the state Environmental Facilities Corporation for current projects. In total, the EFC approved more than $47 million in financing for 11 municipalities statewide. The village of Catskill was awarded a $2.9 million Water Infrastructure Improvement Act grant — $695,000 in short-term, interest-free financing and nearly $1.4 million short-term, low-interest financing to replace aging water mains, reconstruct a sedimentation basin, build a new water storage tank and for an upgrade the water filtration plan. Catskill Village Board member Jeff Holliday said the funding was expected and will be used, in part, for the water main project on Main Street, which is scheduled to begin in 2022. The town of Greenville was approved for more than $5 million in long-term, interest-free financing for the extension and improvement of its sewer plant. Greenville Town Supervisor Paul Macko said approval takes the town’s initial short-term construction loan to a long-term loan. “That is our old project,” Macko said. “We are in the process of closing out our construction loan on the sewer extension that was done three years ago. We received a hardship loan when we put in for the project — it is a long-term, interest-free loan that we will finance for 30 years.” Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.