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Common Council green lights $100K to Galvin

Aug 19, 2015 6:47 am
John Mason is reporting in the Register Star Hudson Common Council voted Tue., Aug. 18, to contribute $100,000 to the senior center project, in the former armory building at 5th and State Streets now run by the Galvan Foundation. The city's donation will be made in two installments, the first half on April 1, 2016, and the second, a year later on April 1, 2017. The funds will be used to equip the center, assuming the city has taken possession of the space. The resolution approved gives a green light to the city entering into a memorandum of understanding with the foundation. Supervisor Rick Scalera, speaking as a Galvan employee and board member said, “Nobody has said the city is bound to pay. This is a moral obligation. Because of the loss of that money from the HCDPA.” The Hudson Community Development and Planning Agency had pledged financial support to the project, but retracted the offer after the center turned into a private undertaking. Contacted after the meeting, Mayor William H. Hallenbeck Jr. said, he was delighted by the news of the Council vote. "Make no mistake," he said. "The winners here are not the mayor, not the Common Council, it’s our senior citizens who will finally realize a new senior citizens center.” Read the full story in the Register Star.
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