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Poughkeepsie…There will be a series of public forums for residents to learn more about the Dutchess County Justice & Transition Center (DCJTC) and ask questions. The first forum will be hosted by the DCJTC’s External Advisory Group on Tuesday, February 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the Catharine Street Community Center in Poughkeepsie (entrance is located at 152 Mansion Street). As part of the meeting, the External Advisory Group (EAG) will receive updates on the DCJTC project, specifically the bond resolution proposal recently submitted to the Legislature to fund the design and construction of a new DCJTC. The EAG meetings are designed to keep the public informed about the variety of topics related to the development of Dutchess County’s Justice & Transition Center project. Meetings are open to the public.
Those in attendance at the meeting will have the opportunity to ask questions and comment on the Justice & Transition Center project proposal.
In addition to the EAG meeting, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro will host several town hall forums over the next several weeks, providing residents the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback about the DCJTC project proposal. Upcoming scheduled forums include:
Wednesday, February 17th at 5:30pm at LaGrange Town Hall
Wednesday, February 24th at 5:30pm at Amenia Town Hall
Tuesday, March 1st at 6:30pm at Beacon City Hall
Thursday, March 3rd at 5:30pm at Hyde Park Town Hall
Tuesday, March 8th at 5:30pm at Pawling Town Hall
The Dutchess County Legislature will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, February 29th at 6:00pm for legislators to have questions answered regarding the Justice & Transition Center bond resolution and Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) determination resolution. The Legislature’s meetings can be viewed online HERE.
For a complete schedule as well as more information on the External Advisory Group and the Dutchess County Justice & Transition Center project, please visit: www.dutchessny.gov/dcjtc.