Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus has sent a resolution for action by the Dutchess County Legislature which authorizes spending up to $1,760,000 for the environmental clean up of the Perx property in the Village of Red Hook. Clean up is scheduled for completion before year’s end, making the site available for the construction of the first phase of senior housing in 2006.
“This project exemplifies partnerships at its best. We have worked tirelessly to bring together multiple partners with a funding package that can make construction of a much needed senior housing project a reality,” said Steinhaus.
The town and village have committed $295,000 of their community development allocation they receive from the county. In addition, $1,260,000 from New York State is scheduled through its Environmental Restoration Program. The balance will be covered from the proceeds of the sale of the county-owned land.
The Perx property project was initiated by County Executive William R. Steinhaus in 1999 and through collaboration between the municipalities and the state by applying for Brownfield clean-up funding. The project should now move forward with little net cost to the County.
The resolution will be considered at the July meeting of the Dutchess County Legislature.