September 2018

The following are highlights of the September Meeting:

 Hudson River Waterfront Trail – The Legislature unanimously voted to authorize the County Executive to engage with the City of Troy and other communities to create a recreational trail along the Hudson River. “Connecting our communities and improving the greenspace in Rensselaer County will continue to expand and enhance the livability and economic growth of our community,” said Minority Leader, Peter Grimm.

September is National Recovery Month – The Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Prevention Program has provided substance abuse programs since 1984 and continues to develop recovery oriented care. “Addiction, which can be from opioids, substance abuse or gambling impacts all geographic, economic, education, gender, race or age demographics, and examination shows that peer support can be effective in aiding recovery,” stated Legislator Mark Fleming.

Sheriff – The Legislature accepted a grant from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee to be used to cover overtime expenses in staffing seat belt enforcement. “These funds will help in reducing dangerous driving behaviors and should prove to be a major effort in avoiding serious traffic accidents and deaths,” said Deputy Minority Leader, Cindy Doran.

Honorable Legislator Edward Manny III – With heavy hearts, the Legislature honored the passing of our friend and fellow legislator Edward Manny. Family and friends gathered in the legislative chambers to honor Ed’s life of dedication and service. Ed served on the legislature for over eight years and will be remembered for his devotion to his family, friends, and the residents of Troy.

NEXT MEETINGTuesday, October 9, 2018, in the Rensselaer County Chambers located on the 3rd floor of the Ned Pattison Government Center, 1600 7th Avenue, Troy.

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