— POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) highlighted additional “Extreme Winter Recovery Appropriations” in the 2014/2015 State Budget for local highway department’s in Dutchess and Putnam to help with infrastructure repair efforts after the harsh winter. During the New York State Budget process, Senator Gipson and local highway superintendents were vocal in calling for additional funding and a greater commitment to infrastructure improvements from New York State.
“I met with local highway superintendents and spoke with local officials throughout the budget process and all shared my serious concerns about the urgent need for infrastructure repairs following such a harsh winter,” said Senator Gipson. “Along with these localities, I strongly supported additional aid to help ensure the safety and integrity of our infrastructure. Although CHIPS funding remained consistent with last year’s increase to record high levels, this additional aid is an important and a welcomed step.”
The following is the “Extreme Weather Recovery Appropriations” for the 41st Senate District: Dutchess County: 229,198.56, City of Beacon: 28,964.47, City of Poughkeepsie: 42,001.15, Town of Amenia: 8,674.24, Town of Clinton: 18,871.04, Town of Dover: 14,656.95, Town of East Fishkill: 34,776.03, Town of Fishkill: 12,183.44, Town of Hyde Park: 22,287.76, Town of Lagrange: 26,378.61, Town of Milan: 13,985.32, Town of North East: 9,575.39, Town of Pine Plains: 10,865.49, Town of Pleasant Valley: 16,408.62, Town of Poughkeepsie: 35,763.59, Town of Red Hook: 15,118.51, Town of Rhinebeck: 14,648.58, Town of Stanford: 17,074.59, Town of Union Vale: 11,556.59, Town of Wappinger: 22,818.99, Town of Washington: 17,967.37, Village of Fishkill: 2,164.69, Village of Millbrook: 4,701.39, Village of Millerton: 2,939.05, Village of Red Hook: 4,420.60, Village of Rhinebeck: 6,128.34, Village of Tivoli: 2,146.27, Village of Wappingers Falls: 6,963.36, Putnam County: 68,799.48, Town of Kent: 26,898.96, Town of Philipstown: 16,030.54, Town of Putnam Valley, 24,934.50.
Senator Gipson concluded: “I commend Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature for stepping up to assist our localities. Our infrastructure plays an important role in our economy and the safety of our community should always be a top priority. I also thank our local highway departments for their continued hard work. I look forward to continue to fight for a greater investment in New York’s infrastructure.”