ORANGETOWN, NY – Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick (D-Rockland/Westchester) announced that he has secured $615,000 in state grants for Orangetown and the three incorporated villages within the town–Nyack, Piermont and Grandview-on-Hudson. The grant funds will be used to improve parks and provide public works vehicles. The grants come through the State and Municipal (SAM) Grants Program.
“My team and I work closely with local governments to support a variety of important initiatives like these to relieve some of the burden on local taxpayers. Helping villages maintain reliable fleets for their public works departments helps keep our communities clean and safe,” said Senator Reichlin-Melnick. “I’m also pleased to be able to deliver state dollars for investments in Hader Park (the Erie Rail Trail) and Orangetown’s Veterans Memorial Park. Improving public open spaces helps build a healthier and happier community.”
Senator Reichlin-Melnick works hard to deliver grant dollars to communities throughout his district. These are four of the grants in Orangetown communities:
- Village of Grandview-on-Hudson, $120,000 for upgrades to Hader Park Scenic Trail (Erie Rail Trail) to improve drainage and resurface the popular walking and biking path
- Town of Orangetown, $325,000 for a Splash Pad and Outdoor Exercise Equipment at Veterans Memorial Park in Orangeburg
- Village of Piermont, $90,000 for a public works all-purpose vehicle
- Village of Nyack, $80,000 for a heavy-duty dump truck
Supervisor Teresa Kenny of Orangetown said, “”Orangetown appreciates Senator Reichlin-Melnick’s work to secure $325,000 in funding to support two exciting projects in Veterans Memorial Park! These grants will help us install a splash pad and upgrade outdoor exercise equipment. This park is enjoyed by so many Orangetown residents, and we are pleased to partner with the Senator in our efforts to continue to improve this community treasure.”
Mayor Larry Lynn of Grandview-on-Hudson said, “Maintaining Hader Park in optimum condition for Grand View residents and those of neighboring communities is a constant battle with nature and gravity. Thanks to Senator Reichlin-Melnick we will prevail in this effort through better drainage, improved retaining walls, and safety railings. We are deeply grateful for Senator Reichlin-Melnick efforts on our behalf.
Mayor Bruce Tucker of Piermont said, “I, and the Village of Piermont, are grateful to State Senator Reichlin-Melnick for securing us a $90,000 grant for a new Public Works All-Purpose Vehicle. He truly cares and has worked tirelessly to help the residents of Piermont and Rockland County.”
Dr. Don Hammond, Mayor of Nyack said, “This dump truck is critical to our mission of keeping roads, drainage, and parks in good working order for the safety and enjoyment of Village residents and visitors. We appreciate the senator’s advocacy for the village’s needs in Albany in this and so many other ways.”