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Record Number of Projects throughout Sullivan County

April 30, 2008

[LIBERTY] – Awards for the Sullivan Renaissance Municipal Clean-Up Program will be announced on Monday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. at 52 Pleasant Street in Livingston Manor.  This site is one of eight buildings to be removed as part of the Town of Rockland’s Flood Mitigation Program, and is the subject of a planned controlled burn by the Livingston Manor Fire Department.


The program provides matching grants to assist municipalities with the clean-up of roadside sites and the removal of derelict, unsightly and unsafe structures.  Last year the Municipal Clean-Up Program removed nine unsightly buildings and cleaned up two roadsides.  This year the number of projects will more than double. 


A news release and photos of all the clean-up sites will be distributed on May 12.  Among those present at this press event will be: representatives of municipalities receiving grants; officials from the Sullivan County Legislature and DPW; executives from the collaborating businesses; members of Sullivan Renaissance steering committee and staff.


In addition to Sullivan Renaissance, this collaborative effort includes: the Sullivan County Legislature and Division of Public Works (DPW); Taylor Recycling Facility LLC of Montgomery, NY; Waste Management of Beach Lake, PA; Weinert Recycling of Ferndale, NY; Thompson Sanitation of Rock Hill, NY; and Sullivan First Refuse and Recycling of Fallsburg, NY. 


Municipalities may use in-kind contributions, private and/or foundation funds, and other sources of revenue for their match.  SullivanCounty is helping with disposal of the solid waste in the county landfill on a space available basis. 


Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.  Additional funding has been secured by NYS Senator John J. Bonacic and Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther. 


For information about Sullivan Renaissance, contact 845-295-2445 or