June 2020 Meeting Highlights:

STOP-DWI – The legislature unanimously accepted grant funding from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Council (GTSC) to assist with monitoring activities of intoxicated drivers convicted under Leandra’s Law. These funds will offset county expenses associated with the use of the ignition interlock device monitoring program.

Home Ownership XI Program – Rensselaer County was awarded a $200,000 grant from the New York Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). This program allows six low or moderate income families to buy a first time home in Rensselaer County, outside of the City of Troy.

Health – The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) awarded the County a Drinking Water Enhancement Program Grant. This grant is essential in assessing and identifying issues affecting the quality of our drinking water.

The legislature also unanimously accepted funding to support the Rensselaer County Heroin Coalition, which was formed to address the opioid crisis.

Hudson Valley Community College – A Public Hearing date was set for July 14, 2020 at 5:30 pm in the Legislative Chambers of the County Office Building to review the college’s 2020-2021 tentative budget.

NEXT MEETINGTuesday, July 14, 2020 in the Rensselaer County Chambers located on the 3rd floor of the Ned Pattison Government Center, 1600 7th Avenue, Troy.

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