On April 10, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the grand opening of the Boys and Girls Club of Sullivan County’s new location at Liberty Middle School. Pictured are Senator Bonacic, Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Alexis Eggleton, and School and County officials as well as students that attend the program.
Attached as part of a PDF you will find the following information:
1. A copy of the legislation authorizing State funds for the buyout of properties in Ulster County which are near New York City's leaking aqueducts;
2. Questions and Answers prepared by the NYS Division of Housing on the original flood buyout program. The questions and answers are generally expected to be applicable to the Wawarsing buyouts since the funding comes from the same source;
The New York State Senate on March 18, 2003, passed legislation, (S.6212a) co-sponsored by State Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope) to provide a Circuit Breaker to families in New York State who pay a higher than average share of their income in property taxes. People buy a home under the presumption that their income can sustain the home, and also sustain tax increases at the rate of inflation. This legislation would provide some relief for families whose income has not sustained, or whose taxes have exceeded the rate of inflation.
On March 24, 2010 the Liberty Middle School Band and Jazz Ensemble met with Senator Bonacic in Albany and later, did a musical performance in the Empire State Plaza Concourse. Here the students are pictured with their chaperones, Senator Bonacic and music instructor Gary Siegel.
The New York State Senate on Thursday, passed legislation, (S.6212a) co-sponsored by Senator John Bonacic to provide a “Circuit Breaker” to families in New York State who pay a higher than average share of their income in property taxes.
New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope) discussing some of his concerns about economic development in New York State and the State Senate Republican Jobs Plan which will help small business be the economic engine of New York State.
New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope) discussing his bill S.6276 which will provide $4 million to a voluntary buyout program for homeowners in the Town of Wawarsing in Ulster County. The program provides the money to Ulster County to purchase and demolish homes that have been flooded by water leaking from the New York City aqueduct.
On March 16, 2010 representatives of Safe Homes of Orange County met with Senator Bonacic in Albany to discuss their budget issues. Pictured with Senator Bonacic are Michelle DeRose, Tara Ford, Tina Marsicano and Kellyann Kostyal.
On March 16, 2010 representatives of NAACP met with Senator Bonacic in Albany to discuss their budget issues. Pictured with Senator Bonacic are Maude Bruce – President of the Ellenville Chapter, Elaine Williams – 1st Vice-President of the Sullivan County Chapter, Eric Monroe, Tamara Norman, Lena Cosentino and Bertha Horne.
On March 16, 2010 representatives of the Mental Health Association in Orange County met with Senator Bonacic in Albany to discuss issues related to adults with autism. Pictured with Senator Bonacic are Suzanne Hartt and Natasha Tomlins.
On March 16, 2010 representatives of Habitat for Humanity met with Senator Bonacic in Albany to discuss their legislative issues. Pictured with Senator Bonacic are Paige Bellenbaum – Director of Advocacy, Judith Nelson – President & CEO and Jacqlene Rose – Delaware County President.
New York State Senator Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope) discussing some of his concerns about the management of the New York City Reservoir System by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the flooding issues related to it.
On March 9, 2010 Priscilla Bassett from the Senior Legislative Action Committee of Sullivan County visited Senator Bonacic in Albany. Here, Senator Bonacic is pictured with her after discussing budget concerns as related to seniors.
On March 8, 2010 representatives of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce met with Senator Bonacic in Albany. Senator Bonacic is pictured with them after discussing their legislative issues. From left to right: Lisa Mills – Vice President, Senator Bonacic, and Terri Ward – President & CEO.