Leader Stewart-Cousins Announces Increased Aid for Local Highway Improvements

 


Municipalities in the 35th Senate District to Receive nearly $1 Million in Additional Aid Over Last Year from State Budget

Albany, NY – Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/I/WF – 35th District) announced that the three-way State Budget agreement includes a $939,793.13 increase in Consolidated Highway Improvements Funds (CHIPS) for 11 municipalities in the 35th  Senate District.

“After several years of stagnant funding of CHIPS, this is welcome news for the localities here in Westchester County that have been struggling to provide much needed improvements to our aging infrastructure while at the same time keeping property taxes under control. I was pleased to support this portion of the Budget that will improve the quality of life of our residents by making our communities more safe and helping to alleviate the property tax burden,” said Leader Stewart-Cousins.

The CHIPS funding will be allocated as follows:


Locality              

2013-14 Funding    

Increase

New Rochelle

$1,127,930.21

$167,707.38

White Plains

$   711,789.09

$128,880.44

Yonkers

$1,872,043.52    

$352,138.46

Greenburgh

$   297,397.43    

$  66,218.22

Ardsley

$   104,628.20  

$  22,150.33

Dobbs Ferry

$   111,171.90  

$  23,522.38

Elmsford

$     67,819.41  

$  14,144.39

Hastings on Hudson

$   139,514.15  

$  29,699.13

Irvington

$     93,952.63    

$  19,044.56

Scarsdale

$   416,206.90

$   87,267.39

Tarrytown

$   139,509.04                           

$   29,050.45


In addition, the County of Westchester will be receiving funding in the amount of $2,726,112.67, an increase of $163,429.46 over last year.

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