Poughkeepsie. . .Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus announced $150,000 has been directed for an infrastructure project in the Town of North East. The money will be distributed from the county 2005 Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG), and will serve toward Water District Improvements in the town.
“Several of the grants I have dispersed are fairly large and are helping to provide significant infrastructure improvements in areas such as North East. Some of our smaller towns would find it cost prohibitive to undertake these projects without this important county program,” County Executive Steinhaus stated. “I am very pleased to be able to award such grants and aid the needs of many of our residents and towns across Dutchess County through our county CDBG program.”
The Executive noted, “This project in North East will create loops between existing dead end water mains at two locations within the town. By circulating through the loops this project will improve water quality, increase water quantity, and improve system reliability.” Two water main extensions will be made, one being between existing water mains on NYS Route 44 and David Road and the other being between existing water mains on State Line Road and Gay Road. Both connections will be in the Town of North East. One loop will improve interconnection between town and Village of Millerton water systems.
According to County Legislator Gary Cooper, “With the elimination of these dead ends and completing the loops, the system will be easier to maintain and the water line can be serviced with less inconvenience to the water customers.”
CDBG funding is administered by the Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and provides funds to municipalities and human service agencies to benefit low-to-moderate income residents of Dutchess County.