The following are highlights of the July meeting:
Local Law: This month, the Legislators unanimously passed a local law establishing a one year moratorium on solid waste management facilities. The law will protect the Hudson River and other municipal drinking water sources that could be subject to harm when adjacent to solid waste management facilities. The Hudson River is one of Troy’s greatest assets and the city will benefit greatly due to its close proximity to the river. The Minority Legislators have written amendments for the law which will see the protections extended to other tributaries throughout the county. Those amendments will be incorporated into and introduced in a new and more comprehensive local law next month.
Education: The Rensselaer County Legislature passed a resolution authorizing agreements for the transportation of children with special needs. The resolution will ensure that those children will receive adequate transportation to their schools and learning facilities.
Public Safety: The County and the Police Benevolent Association Road Patrol have reached an agreement to succeed the present collective bargaining agreement. The Legislature is thankful for all the hard work the deputies do for the county.
Transportation: The Legislators amended the budget for the Highway Department in the July meeting. The additional funds were received from the Extreme Winter Recovery Program. These funds will go towards repaving many of the roads which has been a critical focus of the Legislature this year.
NEXT MEETING – Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in the Rensselaer County Chambers located on the 3rd floor of the Ned Pattison Government Center, 1600 7th Avenue, Troy.
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