For More Information:
William R. Steinhaus
Dutchess County Executive
(845) 486-2000 email@example.com
For Immediate Release
August 5, 1999
STEINHAUS TO NEW
YORK STATE: DUTCHESS COUNTY IS POSITIONED FOR
NEWLY CREATED "PIPELINE FOR JOBS" $$$
In a letter to
Governor George Pataki also copied to John Cahill, Commissioner, New York State
Environmental Conservation and Charles Gargano, Empire State Development, Dutchess County
Executive William R. Steinhaus outlined how the county's proposed Dutchess Central Utility
Corridor project is perfectly suited for consideration under New York State's new "Pipeline for Jobs" program. "Pipeline for Jobs" is anew
$51.5 Million fund created in the State's budget adopted Wednesday as part of the larger Jobs
2000 Bill, which creates and supports various workforce investment programs.
The Dutchess Central
Utility Corridor feasibility study is an outgrowth of County Executive Steinhaus' April
1998 initiative that brought together representatives of county government, the county
Water and Wastewater Authority, Dutchess
County Economic Development Corporation, local
municipalities, and interested private uses to review the feasibility of developing a
pipeline along the county-owned former rail corridor running from Poughkeepsie to East
Fishkill. The utility corridor would deliver excess capacity Hudson River water from the
Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie taps to municipalities, homes, and businesses along the
corridor as well as to the Economic Development Zone area in East Fishkill including the
Hudson Valley Research Park.
Steinhaus said in his letter, "This major
regional water supply (could) contribute to the creation of thousands of new jobs,
hundreds of millions of dollars in private sector economic development investment, and at
the same time provide a more environmentally desirable water system."
"This, important project has regional, as well
as local benefits, for economic development and jobs growth with the added benefit of
environmental advantages. We look forward to the opportunity to establish another
successful county, state and local public/private partnership. My purpose in contacting
the Governor now is to see if we can get Dutchess County on the early list of possible
projects across New York State," concluded County Executive Steinhaus.
Steinhaus will also be enlisting the support of the
local county elected state delegation including Senators Saland and Leibell, and
Assemblymen Manning, Miller, Kirwan and Stephens.
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