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William R. Steinhaus
Dutchess County Executive
(845) 486-2000

March 30, 1999


County Executive Cites County Web Site Up-dates


Poughkeepsie, NY -- Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus announced that the Dutchess County home page or website has been updated to provide county residents with additional resources and vital information. The new additions to the website include information pertaining to the Dutchess County office of Emergency Response, the hazardous waste disposal program the County Parks, rental housing and LOOP Bus Schedules.

"Dutchess County's Web site is fast becoming an invaluable tool for county residents," said County Executive Steinhaus.   "Among other things, on this one web site you can now find out how to treat a tick bite, who to call in the event of an emergency, which county bus to take to the mall and how much the average housing rental property costs."

Residents who log onto the Dutchess County website will now discover that they have direct access to Emergency Response information. This information includes course schedules of fire training and emergency medical courses, dates and locations of  fire boards, councils and the Volunteer Firemen's Association meetings as well as safety bulletins. There is even a memo from DeWitt Sagendorph, the Emergency Response Coordinator, on current events related to emergency services.

"The website guarantees that residents have access to this information twenty four hours a day, seven days a week," Steinhaus said.

The County Parks are now listed on the website with information regarding each park and a list of activities. "This spring, summer and fall residents can log-on to our website and plan their recreational activities at any of our county parks," Steinhaus said. "They can now find information Pertaining to our new pavilion rentals at both Bowdoin and Wilcox park."

Information about Dutchess County's tourism locations are available for anyone from in the county or from around the world. Many local cultural and historic attractions like the FDR facility can be visited through our county webpage.

Residents looking to dispose of household hazardous waste like the old paint cans in the basement or the old pool chemicals in the garage can now log-on to the County homepage's hazardous waste disposal program. There they will find a form which they can fill out and e-mail back to the county to register for one of the county's hazardous waste pick-up days.

Among the other information now available on the website is the 1998 Rental Housing Survey for the County. This puts data from the annual survey on rental costs and vacancy rates only a click away from residents.

The Dutchess County LOOP Bus system's schedules can also now be found on the website as well as updated demographic information about the county, including population and building permit data. For those interested in reading the 1999 State of the County Address which the County Executive gave to the legislature earlier this year, it can also be found on the county website.

"I encourage everyone to log-on to the County website," Steinhaus said. "It's a wonderful resource and it has something for everyone, regardless if you are searching for a necessary service or if you're just looking for some recreation." Since the beginning of the year, the Dutchess County homepage has received 2,500 visitors per month. The address of the County's home-page is:


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