Senator Saland Announces $680,000 In Community Funding Grants For Projects In Columbia County

Stephen M. Saland

April 04, 2007

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced that more than $680,000 in community funding has been awarded to local governments and community organizations throughout Columbia County.

"This is great news for our local governments and community organizations in Columbia County, said Senator Saland. "These important grants will go a long way to enhancing communities and improving the quality of life of its residents, while at the same time lessening the financial burden on local governments, who otherwise would have had to pick up the additional projects costs."

The grants for Columbia County are as follows:

Emergency Services $170,800

Chatham Rescue Squad (Ambulance) $40,000
Greenport Rescue Squad (Helicopter Landing Site) $70,000
City of Hudson Fire Department (Truck) $22,000
J.W. Hoysradt Hose Co. #8 (Roof) $18,000
Village of Valatie Fire Department (breathing apparatus) $20,800

Conservation- Preservation $113, 500

Columbia County Fair (Improvements) $25,500
Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation (Hydroseeder) $30,000
Town of Clermont (School House Preservation) $10,000
Friends of Historic St. Peter’s Church $45,000
Riders Mills Historical Association (Renovations) $ 3,000

Education $130,598

Columbia County Council on the Arts (Equipment) $ 8,093
Columbia-Greene Community College (training) $100,000
Germantown Library (Capital improvements) $ 17,505
Livingston Free Library (Capital improvements) $ 5,000

Health-Human Services $177,000

Columbia County R.I.D.E. Program $12,000
Columbia Memorial Hospital (Cardiac Monitors) $150,000
United Way of Columbia-Greene Counties, Inc. (211 system) $15,000

Public Protection $88,235

Columbia County Sheriff (Equipment $33,735
Copake Police Department (Radios) $12,000
Copake Town Court (Youth Court) $ 6,000
Philmont Police Department (Vehicle) $33,000
Stockport Police Department (Radios) $ 3,500

TOTAL $680,133